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The distribution history of the Amur brown lemming (Lemmus amurensis) in the Late Pleistocene – Holocene in the southern Far East of Russia
Tiunov M.P., Panasenko V.E.
P. 33-37
Fossil bone remains of Amur (Lemmus amurensis) and wood (Myopus schisticolor) lemmings were obtained from the Late Pleistocene-Holocene deposits at the Medvezhiy Klyk Cave (Primorski Kray). These species were differentiated based on proportions of M3. Bone remains of Amur lemming occur throughout the exposed thickness of loose deposits in the Medvezhiy Klyk Cave from the depth of 5.4 m and almost to the surface. The occurrence confirms a hypothesis of a relict status of recent Amur lemming and its wider distribution in the Late Pleistocene.


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