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Paper

Year:2013
Author(s):J. Rofes, P. Bover, G. Cuencas-Besós, J.A. Alcover
Title:Proportions, characters and chronologies: their contribution to systematic paleontology. A rebuttal to Furió and Pons-Monjo
Journal:PALAEONTOLOGIA ELECTRONICA
ISSN:1935-3952
JCR Impact Factor:1.365
Volume:16
Issue No.:2
Pages:1-5
Web:http://palaeo-electronica.org/content/2013/507-rebuttal-to-furio-and-pons-monjo
Abstract:The comment by Furió and Pons-Monjo is an attempt to invalidate the new species
Nesiotites rafelinensis recently described by Rofes et al. and to place it in synonymy
with N. ponsi or a closely related form (N. aff. ponsi and/or N. cf. ponsi).
Through detailed argumentation, the Caló den Rafelino use of proportions instead of lengths,
the re-analysis of the characters questioned by Furió and Pons-Monjo, and the consideration
of the chronology and the evolution of ecological communities, we rebut Furió
and Pons Monjo’s conclusions and confirm the status of N. rafelinensis as a valid and
distinct species represented by the specimen of Caló den Rafelino (Mallorca, Spain).

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