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Doklady Earth Sciences

, 438:727 | Cite as

Red pandas (Mammalia, Carnivora: Parailurus) in the biomes of North Eurasia and North America

  • G. G. Matishov
  • N. P. Kalmykov
Geography
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Abstract

The discovery of the Pliocene red panda (Parailurus) in the West Transbaikal area, as well as Asian raccoons in North Eurasia and North America, indicates that forested areas with bamboo bushes were wide-spread in the Holarctic during the Neogene. During the Late Pliocene, due to a gradual cooling of the climate, altiplanation, and other factors, their habitat started disintegrating, and red pandas began dying out, surviving only in China.

Keywords

Pliocene Salix Neogene Late Miocene Balkan Peninsula 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. G. Matishov
    • 1
  • N. P. Kalmykov
    • 2
  1. 1.Southern Scientific CenterRussian Academy of SciencesRostov-on-DonRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Arid Zones, Southern Scientific CenterRussian Academy of SciencesRostov-on-DonRussia

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