Hyaenids: Taphonomy and Implications for the Palaeoenvironment Brian Kuhn

ISBN: 9781283240888

Published: May 10th 2014

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Hyaenids: Taphonomy and Implications for the Palaeoenvironment  by  Brian Kuhn

Hyaenids: Taphonomy and Implications for the Palaeoenvironment by Brian Kuhn
May 10th 2014 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 249 pages | ISBN: 9781283240888 | 3.72 Mb

It has been shown through a variety of independent studies that members of the family Hyaenidae are consummate collectors of bones at their respective dens. This in turn has been inferred upon the fossil record suggesting hyaenids as the source for aMoreIt has been shown through a variety of independent studies that members of the family Hyaenidae are consummate collectors of bones at their respective dens.

This in turn has been inferred upon the fossil record suggesting hyaenids as the source for a number of fossil bearing cave deposits, especially in southern Africa. The question of how to differentiate between collections made by hyaenids, hominids and other bone collecting species has also been a highly published field of study. Here we take an in depth look at the bone collecting behaviours of the three extant bone collecting members of the family Hyaenidae, Crocuta crocuta, Parahyaena brunnea and Hyaena hyaena.

Paying particular attention to distinctive carnivore gnawing and fragmentation patterns left upon the bones collected, we find that not only are there differences between the species of hyaenids but also within the species. It would appear that the environmental conditions at the time of collection have a greater than anticipated impact upon the taphonomic signatures left behind by the various hyaenid species.

We conclude that for any study of fossil assemblages one must take a multi-discipline approach and examine not only the carnivore damage, but also palaeoenvironmental factors as well in determining the probable collector.



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