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Record: oai:ARNO:317425

AuthorP.M. Butler
TitleThe giant erinaceid insectivore, Deinogalerix Freudenthal, from the upper Miocene of Gargano, Italy
JournalScripta Geologica
Volume57
Year1980
Pages1-72
ISSN0375-7587
AbstractA detailed description of Deinogalerix is provided. In addition to the type species, four new species are distinguished: D. freudenthali, D. minor, D. brevirostris, and D. intermedius. There were two lineages, which differed in size. Deinogalerix was not directly derived from any of the Galericinae known from Europe but was probably an immigrant from Asia. It is interpreted as a predator which captured prey by a snapping action of the jaws.
Classification38.22
Document typearticle
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