Late Glacial and Holocene micromammals of northeastern Europe

Dmitry V. Ponomarev, Thijs van Kolfschoten, Johannes van der Plicht

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Results of studying micromammalian remains from 15 cave-type localities situated in northeastern Europe are presented. Radiocarbon dating enabled to study the fauna development during six climatic phases: Bølling-Allerød, Younger Dryas, Preboreal, Boreal, Subboreal and Subatlantic. Assemblages of Bølling-Allerød with predominance of Siberian lemming are followed by communities of the Younger Dryas. These are dominated by xerophilous species: narrow-headed vole in the Subpolar Urals, and collared lemming in the rest of region. A considerable proportion of tundra species remained in communities during the Preboreal. A drastic transformation of micromammalian communities from the tundra-steppe to forest has occurred after 9000 BP, and possibly before 8500 BP. The modern-like fauna was formed during the Subatlantic.
Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)121-130
Aantal pagina's10
TijdschriftRussian Journal of Theriology
Nummer van het tijdschrift2
StatusPublished - 2012

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