New records of Metaxytherium (Mammalia: Sirenia) from Tortonian (late Miocene) sediments of Cisterna quarry, Apulia (southern Italy) are described. They are two fragmentary specimens consisting of a skull roof with one associated rib and one isolated rib. On the basis of this datum and other published and unpublished records, Metaxytherium occurred relatively frequently and with a wide geographical distribution in the Mediterranean during the Miocene. In particular, high frequency and wide distribution have been observed in the late Miocene for the species M. medium, the only recorded in the Mediterranean during this time interval.

New records of Metaxytherium (Mammalia: Sirenia) from the late Miocene of Cisterna quarry (Apulia, southern Italy)

BIANUCCI, GIOVANNI;LANDINI, WALTER;
2003

Abstract

New records of Metaxytherium (Mammalia: Sirenia) from Tortonian (late Miocene) sediments of Cisterna quarry, Apulia (southern Italy) are described. They are two fragmentary specimens consisting of a skull roof with one associated rib and one isolated rib. On the basis of this datum and other published and unpublished records, Metaxytherium occurred relatively frequently and with a wide geographical distribution in the Mediterranean during the Miocene. In particular, high frequency and wide distribution have been observed in the late Miocene for the species M. medium, the only recorded in the Mediterranean during this time interval.
Bianucci, Giovanni; Landini, Walter; Varola, A.
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