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Exploration of the taxonomy of some Pleistocene Cervini (Mammalia, Artiodactyla, Cervidae) from Java and Sumatra (Indonesia): a geometric- and linear morphometric approach

Gruwier, B.; de Vos, J.; Kovarovic, K.

Exploration of the taxonomy of some Pleistocene Cervini (Mammalia, Artiodactyla, Cervidae) from Java and Sumatra (Indonesia): a geometric- and linear morphometric approach Thumbnail


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B. Gruwier

J. de Vos



Abstract

Third molars of extant- and fossil Southeast Asian deer were metrically compared using a linear- and geometric morphometric approach and discussed in relation to known taxonomic information from the literature. Our analysis suggests the presence of medium sized deer of the genus Axis and large sized taxa of the genus Cervus s. l. in Java. Axis lydekkeri and Axis javanicus are considered valid taxa, with A. lydekkeri probably related to the subgenus Hyelaphus. The large deer, such as Cervus kendengensis, Cervus stehlini and Cervus problematicus are most likely of the subgenus Rusa, the former two closely related to extant Cervus timorensis. The Sumatran fossils are members of the subgenus Rusa, but not necessarily conspecific with extant Cervus (Rusa) unicolor.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 13, 2015
Online Publication Date May 15, 2015
Publication Date Jul 1, 2015
Deposit Date Apr 15, 2015
Publicly Available Date Sep 9, 2016
Journal Quaternary Science Reviews
Print ISSN 0277-3791
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 119
Pages 35-53
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.04.012
Keywords Cervidae, Cervini, Taxonomy, Quaternary, Sundaic subregion, Geometric morphometrics.
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1440319

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NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Quaternary Science Reviews. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Quaternary Science Reviews, 119, 1 July 2015, 10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.04.012.






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