The Shungura Formation in Ethiopia is the most complete stratigraphic and paleontological record of the African Plio-Pleistocene.
This study aims to explore the food ecology of two terrestrial papionins, Papio and Theropithecus of this formation, using the texture analysis of dental micro-wear.
Two aspects were investigated: the dietary differences between the extinct genera and their existing relatives, and possible dietary fluctuations over time.
Martin et al., 2018 : https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-32092-z
The large cervid Eucladoceros is abundant in Europe during the Lower Pleistocene, a period corresponding to a succession of glacial – interglacial cycles characterized by a general tendency to global cooling, with increasing aridity and seasonality.
Using the texture analysis of dental micro-wear, we are exploring the food plasticity of Eucladoceros and how this reflects the climatic variations of the Lower Pleistocene.
Berlioz et al., 2018 : https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1631068317300908
Analysis of the food preferences of a group of Bovids in order to better understand the environment of the Plio-Pleistocene, in the Shungura formation located in the Lower Omo Valley of Ethiopia.
Blondel et al., 2018 : https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0031018217301700
This study aimed to explore the past environment present at the end of the Miocene in a site located in the north of Greece, by combining analyzes of dental micro-wear of equines and bovids with studies of phytoliths found in site sediments.
Merceron et al., 2016 : https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S001669951600005X