Terrestrische Paläoklimatologie

Romania and Hungary

Evolution of the Badenian and Sarmatian small mammal faunas in Romania and Hungary

Miocene small mammals were until recently poorly documented in Romania and Hungary. Thank intensive sampling effort, rich micromammal faunal successions are or will be available for these countries. Their study is of first importance for the understanding of the faunal evolution, biostratigraphical and paleobiogeographical relationships at the end of the Middle Miocene in Europe.


Prieto, J., Hoek Ostende L.W. Van den & Hír, J. (2012): The Middle Miocene insectivores from Sámsonháza 3 (Hungary, Nógrád County): Biostratigraphical and palaeoenvironmental notes near to the Middle Miocene Cooling.- Bulletin of Geosciences, 87(2): 227-240.

Hír, J., Prieto, J. & Ştiuca, E. (2011): A new interpretation of the Miocene rodent faunas from Comăşti 1 and Tauţ (W-Romania). - Geobios, 44: 215-223.

Cooperation Partner

Dr. Janós Hír, Museum Pásztó, Hungary

Prof. Dr. Vlad Codrea, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania