Gruwier, B. and de Vos, J. and Kovarovic, K. (2015) 'Exploration of the taxonomy of some Pleistocene Cervini (Mammalia, Artiodactyla, Cervidae) from Java and Sumatra (Indonesia) : a geometric- and linear morphometric approach.', Quaternary science reviews., 119 . pp. 35-53.
Third molars of extant- and fossil Southeast Asian deer were metrically compared using a linear- and geometric morphometric approach and discussed in relation to known taxonomic information from the literature. Our analysis suggests the presence of medium sized deer of the genus Axis and large sized taxa of the genus Cervus s. l. in Java. Axis lydekkeri and Axis javanicus are considered valid taxa, with A. lydekkeri probably related to the subgenus Hyelaphus. The large deer, such as Cervus kendengensis, Cervus stehlini and Cervus problematicus are most likely of the subgenus Rusa, the former two closely related to extant Cervus timorensis. The Sumatran fossils are members of the subgenus Rusa, but not necessarily conspecific with extant Cervus (Rusa) unicolor.
|Keywords:||Cervidae, Cervini, Taxonomy, Quaternary, Sundaic subregion, Geometric morphometrics.|
|Full text:||(AM) Accepted Manuscript|
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|Publisher Web site:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.04.012|
|Publisher statement:||NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Quaternary Science Reviews. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Quaternary Science Reviews, 119, 1 July 2015, 10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.04.012.|
|Date accepted:||13 April 2015|
|Date deposited:||09 September 2016|
|Date of first online publication:||15 May 2015|
|Date first made open access:||No date available|
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