Middle Pleistocene bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) from the Yarimburgaz Cave in Turkish Thrace (Turkey)

Christa Lindenau
The Yarimburgaz Cave near Bosporus is an important Middle Pleistocene fossil site both in terms of Archeology and Paleontology in the northeast Mediterranean, containing the richest bat fauna of that time. There are at least 14 and possibly as many as 16 species of the genera Rhinolophus, Myotis, Plecotus, and Miniopterus present in this locality. The identification is based on the morphology of skulls, jaws, and humeri. The cave contains three sedimentary cycles. Cycle I...