Rodents, lagomorphs and insectivores, from the middle Miocene hominoid locality of Çandir (Turkey)
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The small mammals from Çandir Loc. 2 are described. The rodents are represented by six families with thirteen species, the lagomorphs by one family with two species and the insectivores by four families with four species. The diverse rodent association with species that are endemic for the eastern Mediterranean area as well as species that are known from south western and central Europe does not allow an unequivocal correlation to the MN scale because the ranges of some of the latter do not overlap in the reference faunas. It is suggested that the traditional correlation of the Çandir fauna with MN6 has to be re-evaluated on the basis of the entire mammal content.