Taurida cave, a new locality of the early pleistocene vertebrates in Crimea

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A study of the association of vertebrates from the Pleistocene deposits of the Taurida karst cave discovered in 2018 in the central Crimea (Belogorsky district, Zuya village) showed its correlation with the Late Villafranchian faunas of the Eastern Mediterranean and an approximate age of 1.8–1.5 Ma.

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A. V. Lopatin

Paleontological Institute of the Russian Academy of Science;Lomonosov Moscow State University

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Email: alopat@paleo.ru
Russian Federation, Moscow;Moscow

I. A. Vislobokova

Paleontological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Email: alopat@paleo.ru
Russian Federation, Москва

A. V. Lavrov

Paleontological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Email: alopat@paleo.ru
Russian Federation, Москва

D. B. Startsev

V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University

Email: alopat@paleo.ru
Russian Federation, Simferopol

D. O. Gimranov

nstitute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Email: alopat@paleo.ru
Russian Federation, Ekaterinburg

N. V. Zelenkov

Paleontological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Email: alopat@paleo.ru
Russian Federation, Москва

E. N. Maschenko

Paleontological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Email: alopat@paleo.ru
Russian Federation, Москва

M. V. Sotnikova

Geological Institute RAS

Email: alopat@paleo.ru
Russian Federation, Moscow

K. K. Tarasenko

Paleontological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Email: alopat@paleo.ru
Russian Federation, Moscow

V. V. Titov

Federal Research Center the Southern Scientific Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Email: alopat@paleo.ru
Russian Federation, Rostov-on-Don

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