A Transitional Gundi (Rodentia: Ctenodactylidae) from the Miocene of Israel

A new species of gundi (Rodentia: Ctenodactylidae: Ctenodactylinae), Sayimys negevensis, described from the Early Miocene of the Rotem Basin, southern Israel, on the basis of cheek teeth

 Sayimys negevensis

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It is a pivotal species that bridges the gap between primitive ctenodactylines and the most derived, Early Miocene and later gundis

The paper can be download from PlosOne website

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