Paracricetodontinae (Mammalia, Rodentia) from the late Eocene and early Oligocene of south-east Serbia

Andrew A. van de Weerd, Hans de Bruijn, Zoran Marković, Wilma Wessels

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Three Paracricetodon species from the late Eocene locality Buštranje and the Early Oligocene localities Valniš, Strelac-1, -2, -3 and Raljin (south-east Serbia) are described; Paracricetodon dehmi Hrubesch, 1957 and two new species: Paracricetodon stojanovici and P. gracilis. A review of Paracricetodon species suggests that the species P. spectabilis, P. cadurcensis, P. dehmi, P. walgeri and
P. wentgesi are primarily distinct in size. Paracricetodon kavakderensis and P. kodjayarmensis from Turkish Trace are considered junior synonyms of P. dehmi. The diversity and abundance of the Paracricetodontinae in the rodent assemblages from Serbia is not known from elsewhere and suggest that they underwent a radiation on the Serbian-Macedonian land area.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-508
Number of pages10
JournalPalaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2018


  • Rodentia
  • Paracricetodontinae
  • Late Eocene
  • early Oligocene
  • South-east Serbia


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