Body-mass estimation from Middle Pleistocene fallow deer of Europe


Dario Stefanelli¹ & Beniamino Mecozzi²

¹ Dipartimento di Biologia, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, via Orabona 4, 70125, Bari, Italy;
² PaleoFactory Laboratory, Department of Earth Science, Sapienza, University of Rome, P.le Aldo Moro 5, 00185, Rome, Italy.

D. Stefanelli:;

B. Mecozzi:;   


How to cite: Stefanelli & Mecozzi (2020). Body-mass estimation from Middle Pleistocene fallow deer of Europe. Fossilia, Volume 2020: 47-51.

Bullet-Points Abstract
  • Analysis of a sample covering a period of time ranging from 700,000 to 250,000 years ago.
  • Body mass comparison between fallow deer species of the Middle Pleistocene.
  • Comparison of the overall averages obtained for each site considered.
  • Considerations on the correlation between size variability and climatic situation.

Keywords: Dama; Galerian; size variability; cervid.


Fig. 1. Biocronological scheme of the fossiliferous sites discussed in the text.

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