Record details

Title
    Revision of the type material of the Pliocene species Prolagus bilobus Heller, 1936 (Mammalia, Lagomorpha), with comments on the taxonomic validity of P. osmolskae Fostowicz-Frelik, 2010
Author
    Angelone, C.
    Čermák, Stanislav
Language
    anglicky
Publication type
    článek v odborném periodiku
Source title - serial
    Bulletin of Geosciences
Vol./nr.
    Roč. 88, č. 1
Pages
    s. 45-50
Year
    2013
Notes
    Projekt: GA205/09/0184, GA ČR3cav_un_auth*0252841
    Rozsah: 6 s. : P
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z30130516
Subject category
    Central Europe
    Lagomorpha
    Pliocene
    Prolagidae
    Prolagus bilobus
    Prolagus osmolskae
Keyword
    1936
    2010
    Bilobus
    Comments
    Fostowicz-Frelik
    Heller
    Lagomorpha
    Mammalia
    Material
    Osmolskae
    Pliocene
    Prolagus
    Revision
    Species
    Taxonomic
    Type
    Validity
Abstract (in english)
   The taxonomy of the Pliocene Prolagus in central Europe is still poorly understood. The proven record is limited there just onto P. bilobus from Gundersheim localities (Germany) and P. osmolskae from Raciszyn 1 (Poland). Unfortunately, the taxonomy of P. bilobus has until now remained unclear. Apart from the original description, no studies have provided data based on direct observation of the type material. Only minor attention has also been paid to a detailed analysis of additional material from the Gundersheim localities. Therefore, we are providing the first revision of the type material of P. bilobus accompanied by a synoptic survey of the type locality. Based on previously undescribed material of P. bilobus, we clarify the morphologic variability and dimensional range of P. bilobus, and question the validity of P. osmolskae. A direct revision of the both species evidenced that the only available specimen - the holotype - of P.
   osmolskae clearly falls within the recorded size and morphological range of the very large P. bilobus. And thus P. osmolskae Fostowicz-Frelik, 2010 is regarded here as a junior subjective synonym of P. bilobus Heller, 1936.
Contributor
    AV ČR Brno, Geologický ústav
Contributor code
    AV ČR, GLÚ
Source format
    U
Import date
    23. 10. 2014