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2004): Gliridae (Rodentia, Mammalia) from the Eocene and Oligocene of the Sierra Palomera (Teruel, Spain).
Since all the insectivores and some rodent families (in our case Sciuridae, Castoridae, Gliridae, Eomyidae) have premolars and others do not (muroid rodents), this results in an over-representation of the former taxa.
Despite the increase of such studies on rodents, there is only one dental microwear analysis applied to the family Gliridae (Hautier et al.
The nomenclature and measurement methods are those of Martin-Suarez and Freudenthal (1993) for the family Muridae, Mein and Freudenthal (1971) for the Cricetidae, Daams (1981) and Freudenthal (2004) for the Gliridae, Weerd (1979), Adrover (1986) for the Trilophomyidae and Cuenca-Bescos (1988) and Reumer and van de Hoek Ostende (2003) for the Sciuridae.
The forest dormouse (Dryomys nitedula Pallas, 1779) is a semi-arboreal species, the most widely distributed species of the family Gliridae (Airapetyants 1983, Rossolimo et al.