Contributions to Zoology, 80 (3) – 2011

Reappearance of Galerix (Erinaceomorpha, Mammalia) at the Middle to Late Miocene transition in South Germany: biostratigraphic and palaeoecologic implications

Jérôme Prieto1,2,4, Lars W. van den Hoek Ostende3, Madelaine Böhme1

1.  Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Paleoecology (HEP), Eberhard-Karls University Tuebingen, Institute for Geoscience, Sigwartstr. 10, D-72076 Tübingen, Germany

2.  Department for Earth and Environmental Sciences, Section Palaeontology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University & Bavarian State Collection, Munich, Richard-Wagner-Str. 10, 80333 Munich, Germany

3.  Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis, P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands

4. j.prieto@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

Keywords: climate fluctuation, Erinaceidae, Miocene, Northern Alpine Foreland Basin