Ebru Albayrak

Ebru Albayrak
General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration of Turkey | MTA

PhD

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Although today the Asian elephant, Elephas maximus, exists in a number of fragmented and isolated populations in south and southeast Asia, its historical range was extended westwards as far as Iraq. Because E. maximus is rarely preserved in fossil form and the remains from these peripheral ancient populations are scant, not much is known about thei...
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The current range of the Asian elephant is fragmented and restricted to southern Asia. Its historical range was far wider and extended from Anatolia and the Levant to Central China. The fossil record from these peripheral populations is scant and we know little of their relationship to modern Asian elephants. To gain a first insight to the genetic...
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In this study, a complete mandible and a tusk of an elephantid which were found in Büyükyağlı (Kırıkkale, Turkey) are identified and discussed. The mandible bears the left m1 and both left and right m2 and m3. Molars of this specimen have very primitive features, e.g. low plate number and lamellar frequency, and thick enamel, that make it similar t...
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MTA Genel Müdürlüğü Tabiat Tarihi Müze Müdürlüğü’nün 2016 yılında gerçekleştirdiği “Türkiye’nin Paleojen stratigrafisi ve paleocoğrafyası” isimli projesi kapsamında ağırlıklı olarak 1/100.000 ölçekli G32, H32 paftaları içerisinde, Çankırı-Çorum Havzası’nda Kırıkkale, Kırşehir, Çankırı ve Çorum illeri çevresinde prospeksiyon, stratigrafi, sedimantol...
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A new assemblage of ruminants from five distinct Oligocene localities of the Kızılırmak Formation, Central Anatolia, Turkey is described. The tragulids Iberomeryx parvus, and Iberomeryx sp. (large), as well as a probable large lophiomerycid have been recognized. The stem pecoran Dremotherium guthi, cf. Palaeohypsodontus and a large indeterminate Pe...
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Several subfossil skeletalremains of Elephas maximus asurus wererecovered in the western part of the Gavur Lake Swamp during drainageworks for agricultural purposes in 1975.They arecurrently stored in Kahramanmaraş Archaeological Museum and in 2010 a new project was proposed in order to exhibit an almost complete skeleton of an “ancient elephant”in...
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The Paraceratheres, are extinct giant hornless rhinocerotoids which have been the largest land mammals that ever existed. Adult males of Paraceratherium are estimated to have been taller than 5 m at the shoulder and weight estimates are more than 10 tonnes. The Paraceratheres (synonym Indricotheres) were widespread during the Oligocene in Mongolia,...
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Baluchitherium cins adı altında bilinen dev gergedanlar bugüne dek kara üzerinde yaşamış en büyük memeli hayvanlardır. Bu cinse katılan türlerin erkek fertlerinde omuz yüksekliği 5 metrenin üstünde olabilir, ağırlıkları da on tondan fazladır. Baluchitherium (=Paraceratherium) ve ona eşdeğer olarak kabul edilen Indricotherium cinsleri Oligosen dönem...
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Preservation of fossil vertebrates in volcanic rocks is extremely rare. An articulated skull (cranium and mandible) of a rhinoceros was found in a 9.2±0.1 Ma-old ignimbrite of Cappadocia, Central Turkey. The unusual aspect of the preserved hard tissues of the skull (rough bone surface and brittle dentine) allows suspecting a peri-mortem exposure to...
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Turkey is at the crossroads of Africa, Asia and Europe, and occupies an important position for the migration of mammals such as elephantids. Nonetheless, there has been no detailed study of fossil elephants from Turkey. In this study, elephant remains from five localities were examined. Mammuthus meridionalis, Mammuthus trogontherii, Elephas maximu...

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This long-lasting project, launched in 1994, aims at better characterising the taxonomy, phylogenetic relationships, and evolutionary history of the Rhinocerotoidea (i.e., Hyrachyidae, Amynodontidae, Hyracodontidae, Eggysodontidae, Paraceratheriidae, and Rhinocerotidae). This iconic group of megaherbivores has been roaming most landmasses in Cenozoic times. Their last representatives, i.e. Asian and African rhinos, are among the most critically endangered mammalian species today.
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NECLIME is an open international network of scientists working on Cenozoic climate evolution and related changes of continental ecosystems. During the past 65 million years of Earth history, globally warmer-then-present conditions prevailed in a world with almost modern paleogeography. These timespans represent promising case studies for anticipated future scenarios. Within the NECLIME network, we aim to combine data on past climate change and its environmental impact for large-scale reconstructions. NECLIME research activities comprise paleoclimate reconstructions, including atmospheric CO₂ and ecosystem analysis using multiple quantitative methods on various primarily continental proxies (plants; vertebrates; invertebrates; geochemistry and geological proxies). Complementing model studies are employed to assess connections and processes driving ocean, atmosphere and biosphere at global and regional scales. NECLIME was established in 1999 with the aim to understand Neogene trends across Eurasia. This basic idea quickly and constantly expanded to a global interest and a wider stratigaphical frame. The steadily growing NECLIME network with currently around 140 members in 34 countries is coordinated by a team of researchers and an advisory board. NECLIME holds annual conferences and workshops and administers working groups bringing forward scientific exchange, joint projects, and the integration of research data. For more information go to www.neclime.de