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TABLE 1. Measurements of the mandible and lower teeth of the Nesiotites and Asoriculus specimens used in the morphometric analysis. Lm1, length of m1; TAWm1, talonid width of m1; Hm2, height below m2; Lm1-m3, length of m1 to m3.


Species

Site

Age

Lm1

TAWm1

Hm2

Lm1-m3

Nesiotites rafelinensis sp. nov.

Caló den Rafelino

Early Pliocene

1.93

1.22

1.79

4.68

Nesiotites ponsi

Cruis de Cap Farrutx

Late Pliocene

1.88

1.22

1.69

4.63

 

 

 

1.8

1.19

1.61

4.3

 

 

 

1.95

1.24

1.65

4.47

 

 

 

1.88

1.22

1.65

4.47

Nesiotites aff. ponsi

Pedrera de s'Onix

Early Pleistocene

2.1

1.32

2.02

4.93

 

 

 

1.9

1.3

1.79

4.76

 

 

 

2.1

1.34

1.9

5.05

 

 

 

2.14

1.28

2.03

5

 

 

 

2.11

1.33

1.93

4.95

 

 

 

2.14

1.26

2.02

5.12

Nesiotites meloussae

Barranc de Binigaus

Early Pleistocene

2.11

1.54

1.99

5.31

Nesiotites hidalgo

Cova de Llenaire

Late Pleistocene

2.27

1.39

2.07

5.43

 

 

 

2.14

1.36

1.93

5.2

 

 

 

2.4

1.4

1.92

5.47

 

Cova Estreta

Late Pleis/Holocene

2.37

1.51

1.96

5.63

 

 

 

2.39

1.5

2.17

5.58

 

 

 

2.37

1.43

1.94

5.56

 

Cova de Canet

Late Pleis/Holocene

2.23

1.48

1.94

5.47

 

 

 

2.32

1.47

2.02

5.5

 

 

 

2.35

1.44

2.16

5.63

Asoriculus similis

Sardinia

Late Pleistocene

2.23

1.23

1.67

5.11

 

 

 

2.32

1.32

1.66

5.29

 

 

 

2.31

1.33

1.76

5.34

Asoriculus gibberodon

Vceláre 3

Late Pliocene

1.42

0.9

1.35

3.7

 

Monte La Mesa

Early Pleistocene

1.58

1.02

1.54

3.64

 

Sima del Elefante

Early Pleistocene

1.6

0.97

1.41

3.92

Asoriculus thenii

Podumci 1

Early Pleistocene

1.71

1.08

1.87

4.19

 

Tatinja Draga

Early Pleistocene

1.86

1.12

1.99

4.46

 

TABLE 2.Results of the PCA performed with the measurements of the mandible and the lower dentition. Jolliffe cut-off: 0.7.

 

 

PC1

PC2

PC3

PC4

Eigenvalue

3.535

0.339

0.109

0.017

% variance

88.376

8.487

2.717

0.420

Loadings

 

 

 

 

L m1

0.510

-0.364

0.527

0.574

TAW m1

0.510

-0.154

-0.822

0.204

H m2

0.456

0.88

0.127

0.037

L m1-m3

0.522

-0.263

0.176

-0.792

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