Record details

    New eomyid genus and species from the early Miocene (MN zones 3-4) of Europe and Japan related to Apeomys (Eomyidae, Rodentia, Mammalia)
Statement of responsibility
    Oldřich Fejfar, Michael Rummel, Yukimitsu Tomida
Other titles
    Advances in Vertebrate Paleontology and Geochronology (Variant.)
    Fejfar, Oldřich, 1931-
    Rummel, Michael
    Tomida, Yukimitsu
Source title - serial
    Nat. Sci. Mus. Monogr. (Tokyo)
    Vol. 14
    p. 123-143
    9 obr., 2 s.bibl.
Subject group
    nový taxon
    podkrušnohorské pánve
    popis taxonů
    prostředí lakustrinní
    uhlí hnědé
Geographical name
    Dolnice (Cheb)
Abstract (in english)
   A new genus and two new species of the family Eomyidae, Megapeomys lavocati and M. lindsayi, from the North Bohemian brown coal basins and South German karstic sites, are described. The new genus Megapeomys is also reported from the Early Miocene of Japan, which suggets a wide paleogeographic distribution and implies a successful but short lasting adaptation in an unknown and until now rarely recorded habitat. The entire history of the Late Oligocene-Early Miocene Apeomys-Megapeomys group in the Old World is with recognition of a new subfamily of eomyids, Apeomyinae nov. Comparisons with other rodents that resemble apeomyines in having bilobed teeth suggest that the bilophodonty in this group arose independently
    Česká geologická služba
Contributor code
    ČGS (UNM)
Source format
Entered date
    28. 3. 2008
Import date
    8. 8. 2012