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1 September 2008 The Beaver Anchitheriomys from the Miocene of Central Europe
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New finds of teeth and mandibles of Anchitheriomys from the Hambach opencast lignite mine in Northwest Germany and the first detailed descriptions of other mandibles from South Germany and Switzerland allow a review of the Central European specimens of this rare beaver genus. The metric variation of cheek teeth and especially the great differences in dimensions of incisors can be much better assessed. The observed range in size can be attributed to ontogenetic changes, and all material is assigned to Anchitheriomys suevicus. Stratigraphically, this species is restricted to the early middle Miocene, European Mammalian Neogene biozones MN 5–6.

Clara Stefen and Thomas Mörs "The Beaver Anchitheriomys from the Miocene of Central Europe," Journal of Paleontology 82(5), 1009-1020, (1 September 2008). https://doi.org/10.1666/06-049.1
Accepted: 1 March 2008; Published: 1 September 2008
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