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Research Article

A Rhinocerotid Skull Cooked-to-Death in a 9.2 Ma-Old Ignimbrite Flow of Turkey

  • Pierre-Olivier Antoine mail,

    pierre-olivier.antoine@univ-montp2.fr

    Affiliation: Institut des Sciences de l’Évolution, UMR-CNRS 5554, CC064, Université Montpellier 2, Montpellier, France

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  • Maeva J. Orliac,

    Affiliations: Institut des Sciences de l’Évolution, UMR-CNRS 5554, CC064, Université Montpellier 2, Montpellier, France, Department of African Zoology, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium

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  • Gokhan Atici,

    Affiliation: Department of Geology, General Directorate of MTA, Ankara, Turkey

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  • Inan Ulusoy,

    Affiliation: Hacettepe University Department of Geological Engineering, Beytepe, Ankara, Turkey

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  • Erdal Sen,

    Affiliation: Hacettepe University Department of Geological Engineering, Beytepe, Ankara, Turkey

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  • H. Evren Çubukçu,

    Affiliation: Hacettepe University Department of Geological Engineering, Beytepe, Ankara, Turkey

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  • Ebru Albayrak,

    Affiliation: General Directorate of MTA, Natural History Museum, Balgat, Ankara, Turkey

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  • Neşe Oyal,

    Affiliation: General Directorate of MTA, Natural History Museum, Balgat, Ankara, Turkey

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  • Erkan Aydar,

    Affiliation: Hacettepe University Department of Geological Engineering, Beytepe, Ankara, Turkey

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  • Sevket Sen

    Affiliation: Centre de Recherche sur la Paléobiodiversité et les Paléoenvironnements, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, CNRS-UMR 7207, Paris, France

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  • Published: November 21, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049997

About the Authors

Pierre-Olivier Antoine, Maeva J. Orliac
Institut des Sciences de l’Évolution, UMR-CNRS 5554, CC064, Université Montpellier 2, Montpellier, France
Maeva J. Orliac
Department of African Zoology, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium
Gokhan Atici
Department of Geology, General Directorate of MTA, Ankara, Turkey
Inan Ulusoy, Erdal Sen, H. Evren Çubukçu, Erkan Aydar
Hacettepe University Department of Geological Engineering, Beytepe, Ankara, Turkey
Ebru Albayrak, Neşe Oyal
General Directorate of MTA, Natural History Museum, Balgat, Ankara, Turkey
Sevket Sen
Centre de Recherche sur la Paléobiodiversité et les Paléoenvironnements, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, CNRS-UMR 7207, Paris, France

Corresponding Author

Email: pierre-olivier.antoine@univ-montp2.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: POA E. Aydar SS. Performed the experiments: POA E. Albayrak. Analyzed the data: POA MJO E. Albayrak SS. Wrote the paper: POA MJO E. Albayrak. Performed fieldwork: POA MJO IU ES EÇ GA NO SS.