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Paleontological Journal

, Volume 52, Issue 12, pp 1445–1449 | Cite as

On a New Find of Megantereon (Carnivora, Felidae, Machairodontinae) from the Early Pleistocene of Trlica (Montenegro, the Central Balkans)

  • I. A. VislobokovaEmail author
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Abstract

A canine of Megantereon whitei (Broom, 1937), a large representative of the genus Megantereon from Trlica Cave in Montenegro, a multilayered mammal locality with traces of hominine activity, is described. The specimen was found in Bed 9 of the section during excavations in 2010–2014. This record reflects the first penetration of the African species M. whitei into the Balkans. The mammal fauna from Trlica (TRL11–TRL10, 1.8–1.5 Ma) includes the Eurasian species M. cultridens, represented by a canine found in Bed 10.

Keywords:

Megantereon Early Pleistocene Trlica the Central Balkans 

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

I am grateful to Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences A.P. Derevyanko and Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences M.V Shunkov for inviting me to study fossil remains of large mammals excavated in 2010–2014 in Trlica Cave. I am thankful to all colleagues who took part in excavations and investigation of the locality and to S. Bagirov for taking the photographs.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Borissiak Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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