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Doklady Biological Sciences

, Volume 485, Issue 1, pp 40–43 | Cite as

The Taurida Cave, a New Locality of Early Pleistocene Vertebrates in Crimea

  • A. V. LopatinEmail author
  • I. A. Vislobokova
  • A. V. Lavrov
  • D. B. Startsev
  • D. O. Gimranov
  • N. V. Zelenkov
  • E. N. Maschenko
  • M. V. Sotnikova
  • K. K. Tarasenko
  • V. V. Titov
GENERAL BIOLOGY

Abstract

We describe a vertebrate assemblage from the Pleistocene deposits of the Taurida karst cave discovered in 2018 in central Crimea (Zuya village, Belogorsk raion). The assemblage is correlated with Late Villafranchian faunas of the Eastern Mediterranean and has an approximate age of 1.8–1.5 Ma.

Notes

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

We would like to express our gratitude to all those who took part in the excavation.

This study was partly supported by the Basic Research Program of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences “The Evolution of the Organic World: The Role and Influence of Planetary Processes.”

COMPLIANCE WITH ETHICAL STANDARDS

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest. This article does not contain any studies involving animals or human participants performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Lopatin
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • I. A. Vislobokova
    • 1
  • A. V. Lavrov
    • 1
  • D. B. Startsev
    • 3
  • D. O. Gimranov
    • 4
  • N. V. Zelenkov
    • 1
  • E. N. Maschenko
    • 1
  • M. V. Sotnikova
    • 5
  • K. K. Tarasenko
    • 1
  • V. V. Titov
    • 6
  1. 1.Borissiak Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Vernadsky Crimean Federal UniversitySimferopolRussia
  4. 4.Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural Branch, Russian Academy of SciencesYekaterinburgRussia
  5. 5.Geological Institute, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  6. 6.Southern Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of SciencesRostov-on-DonRussia

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