EARLIEST OCCURRENCE OF WOOLLY RHINO (COELODONTA ANTIQUITATIS) IN ITALY (LATE PLEISTOCENE, GROTTA ROMANELLI SITE)

  • LUCA PANDOLFI
  • ANTONIO TAGLIACOZZO
Keywords: Coelodonta antiquitatis, Late Pleistocene, Grotta Romanelli, Southern Italy

Abstract

We described the proximal epiphysis of a rhinoceros third metacarpus collected from the level XI of Grotta Romanelli. This level is chronologically referred to a time span between approximately 80 and 69 ka. Morphological and morphometric characters of the third metacarpus suggest that it belongs to Coelodonta antiquitatis. This is the earliest record of woolly rhino in Italy.

 

Published
2013-03-31
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