Research paper

Gliridae from the late Oligocene of the province of Teruel (Spain)

Cavanilles Institut of Biodiveristy and Evolutionary Biology, C/Catedrático José Beltrán Martínez nº 2, 46980 Paterna, Valencia, Spain.
Corresponding author

Departamento de Estratigrafía y Paleontología, Universidad de Granada, España.


The Calatayud-Teruel Basin is one of the richest areas of Spain, when fossil mammals are concerned. Around the village of Montalbán many lower Oligocene fossil mammal localities are known and several upper Oligocene localities with rich micromammal faunas are present between the villages of Vivel del Río Martín and Martín del Río. Previous papers on these upper Oligocene localities were dedicated to the Cricetidae and to the zapodid Plesiosminthus, in this work we describe the fauna of Gliridae, composed of the genera Gliravus, Butseloglis, Peridyromys, Microdyromys, and Paraglis. Among these, the latter genus is very poorly represented. Microdyromys is of special importance because its presence in our material permits a new concept of the phylogeny of the genus.

Key words: Gliridae, Mammalia, Oligocene, Teruel.

How to cite: Freudenthal, M. & Martín-Suárez, E. 2019. Gliridae from the late Oligocene of the province of Teruel (Spain). Spanish Journal of Palaeontology, 34 (2), 299-334.

Received 14 September 2018, Accepted 06 September 2019, Published 31 December 2019