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Late Pleistocene Saiga antelope Saiga tatarica on Mendip (UBSS Proceedings v.18(1))

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Currant,A.P., 1987. Late Pleistocene Saiga antelope Saiga tatarica on Mendip. UBSS Proceedings, 18(1) , pp 74-80 Download PDF.

Abstract: Late Pleistocene remains of saiga antelope Saiga tartarica (Linnaeus, 1766) have now been identified from four Mendip bone caves: Gough's Cave, Soldier's Hole, Sun Hole and Wolf Den. Only one other record of this species is known in Britain outside the Mendip area. The very specific environmental preferences of living saigas permit inferences to be made prevailing conditions during their incursion(s) to SW England.

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