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dc.contributor.authorCastaños de la Fuente, Jone
dc.contributor.authorCastaños, Pedro
dc.contributor.authorMurelaga Bereicua, Javier
dc.contributor.authorAlonso Olazabal, Ainhoa ORCID
dc.contributor.authorOrtega Cuesta, Luis Ángel
dc.contributor.authorZuluaga Ibargallartu, María Cruz ORCID
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-05T15:08:42Z
dc.date.available2015-10-05T15:08:42Z
dc.date.issued2014-12
dc.identifier.citationActa Palaeontologica Polonica 59 (4) : 779-786 (2014)es
dc.identifier.issn0567-7920
dc.identifier.issn1732-2421
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10810/15766
dc.description.abstractFossil remains of reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) occurring outside their present range are an important indicator of formerly cold climatic conditions, but are easily confused with those of the red deer (Cervus elaphus). The locality of Kiputz IX has yielded one of the best-preserved Late Pleistocene reindeer populations of the southern Pyrenees, occurring in association with Bison priscus and the much more abundant Cervus elaphus. Fossil remains from this site are mostly complete and not affected by human intervention, thus creating the perfect conditions for reliable osteometric analyses. Here, we quantify diagnostic morphological features of the scapula and the humerus of Cervus elaphus and Rangifer tarandus to establish the potential of these bones to aid in interspecific discrimination. In the case of the scapula, the best species discriminator is the ratio of the minimum anteroposterior diameter of the scapular neck and the development of the articular process, while the breadth of the trochlea is the best discriminator in the case of the humerus.es
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to thank Miguel Sasieta and Juan Mari Arruabarrena (both Munibe Group, Azkoitia, Spain) for providing local support and collaboration in the excavation of the Kiputz IX site. Thanks also to Christine Laurin for providing linguistic assistance. The authors would like to express gratitude to Julia Maroto (Universitat de Girona, Spain), Claude Guerin (Universite de Lyon, France) and two anonymous reviewers, as well as the Associate Editor Felix G. Marx (National Museum of Nature and Science, Tsukuba, Japan) for critical remarks and recommendations that improved the manuscript. This work was financially supported by UNESCO 09/01 and EHU10/32 research projects of the Basque Country University, Spain (UPV/EHU) and by the BFI.09.21/AE F.P.U. Ph.D. research grant of Basque Country Government.es
dc.language.isoenges
dc.publisherInst Paleobiologii Panes
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses
dc.subjectmammaliaes
dc.subjectrangifer taranduses
dc.subjectcervus elaphuses
dc.subjectscapulaes
dc.subjecthumeruses
dc.subjectosteometric dataes
dc.subjectpleistocenees
dc.subjectsouthern Pyreneeses
dc.subjectel miron cavees
dc.subjectbone-densityes
dc.subjectmorphological disctintiones
dc.subjecthunting behaviores
dc.subjectspaines
dc.subjectsitees
dc.subjecteuropees
dc.subjectreindeeres
dc.titleOsteometric analysis of the scapula and humerus of Rangifer tarandus and Cervus elaphus : A contribution to the discrimination of Late Pleistocene cervidses
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees
dc.rights.holder© 2014 J. Castaños et al. This is an open − access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.es
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://www.app.pan.pl/article/item/app20120027.htmles
dc.identifier.doi10.4202/app.2012.0027
dc.departamentoesEstratigrafía y paleontologíaes_ES
dc.departamentoesMineralogía y petrologíaes_ES
dc.departamentoeuEstratigrafia eta paleontologiaes_ES
dc.departamentoeuMineralogia eta petrologiaes_ES
dc.subject.categoriaPALEONTOLOGY


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