A Rhinocerotid Skull Cooked-to-Death in a 9.2 Ma-Old Ignimbrite Flow of Turkey


ANTOINE P., ORLIAC M. J. , ATICI G., ULUSOY İ. , ŞEN E. , ÇUBUKÇU H. E. , ...Daha Fazla

PLOS ONE, cilt.7, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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Background: Preservation of fossil vertebrates in volcanic rocks is extremely rare. An articulated skull (cranium and mandible) of a rhinoceros was found in a 9.2 +/- 0.1 Ma-old ignimbrite of Cappadocia, Central Turkey. The unusual aspect of the preserved hard tissues of the skull (rough bone surface and brittle dentine) allows suspecting a peri-mortem exposure to a heating source.