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

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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.

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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.”

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Lopatin, A.V., Vislobokova, I.A., Lavrov, A.V. et al. The Taurida Cave, a New Locality of Early Pleistocene Vertebrates in Crimea. Dokl Biol Sci 485, 40–43 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1134/S0012496619020066

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