EARLY PLIOCENE (RUSCINIAN) RODENTS (MAMMALIA) FROM THE LIGNITES ELBISTAN (TURKEY)
Rodent fossils found in lignit establishments in Elbistan town in Maras city are described. Six species are identified: There are three Muridae: Apodemus dominans, Apodemus cf. atavus and Occitanomys sp. and one Arvicolidae: Promimomys cor, one Cricetidae: Cricetus lophidens, and one Gliridae: Myomimus sp. The Early Pliocene rodents samples of Elbistan are of Eastern Mediterranean character.