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A NEW LOOK TO PROLAGUS (OCHOTONIDAE, LAGOMORPHA) FROM THE LATE MESSINIAN OF CIABÒT CAGNA (PIEDMONT, NW ITALY)

CHIARA ANGELONE, ORESTE CAVALLO

Abstract


Ciabòt Cagna (Piedmont, NW Italy) is a post-evaporitic Messinian fossiliferous locality. According to the literature, in Ciabòt Cagna was recorded the ochotonid Prolagus michauxi, but the present revision led to: 1) ascribe it to Prolagus sorbinii, a species present since the beginning of Messinian in continental Italy; 2) exclude a W Europe immigration source of ochotonids into continental Italy during Messinian; 3) and modify the geographical range of P. sorbinii and P. michauxi, which boundary should be W Alps.

 


Keywords

Prolagus sorbinii; Systematics; Palaeobiogeography; Latest Miocene; NW Italy

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.13130/2039-4942/5954

NBN: http://nbn.depositolegale.it/urn%3Anbn%3Ait%3Aunimi-15436

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