FIGURE 1. Location and geological context of Tepe Alagöz (indicated by star). 1-3, Location (1), simplified geological map (2), tentative stratigraphic section and map legend (3) of the Çankırı Basin (modified from Çiner et al., 2012); 4, Northwestern view of the locality.

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FIGURE 2. Tentative cross section depicting the tectono-stratigraphy of the Çankırı Basin (modified from Kaymakçı, 2000; Rojay et al., 2004; Mazzini et al., 2013).

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FIGURE 3. Rodent teeth from Tepe Alagöz. 1-3, Occitanomys debruijni: 1, right M1 (PV30500), reversed; 2, right M2 (PV30501), reversed; 3, right m1 (PV30502), reversed. 4-5, Allocricetus cf. ehiki: 4, left M1 (PV30504); 5, left M3 (PV30505). 6-8, Pseudomeriones hansi: 6, left M1 (PV30506); 7, left M2 (PV30507); 8, right m2 (PV30508), reversed.

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FIGURE 4. Lagomorph teeth from Tepe Alagöz. 1-2´, Ochotonidae: 1-1´, left P2 (PV30668), occlusal and root views; 2-2´ left P2 (PV30669), occlusal and root views. 3-26, Leporidae: 3, right I (PV30530), cross-section, reversed; 4, left I (PV30531), cross-section; 5, right i (PV30532), cross-section, reversed; 6, right i (PV30534), cross-section, reversed; 7, left P2 (PV30523), occlusal view; 8, right P2 (PV30524), occlusal view, reversed; 9, right P2 (PV30525), occlusal view, reversed; 10, left P2 (PV30526), occlusal view; 11, left p3 (PV30527), occlusal view; 12, left p3 (PV30511), occlusal view; 13, left p3 (PV30512), occlusal view; 14, right p3 (PV30520), occlusal view, reversed; 15, right p3-m2 (PV30528), occlusal views, reversed; 16, right p3 (PV30516), occlusal view, reversed; 17, right p3 (PV30518), occlusal view, reversed; 18, left p3 (PV30510), occlusal view; 19, left p3 (PV30513), occlusal view; 20, left m3 (PV30629), occlusal view; 21, right p3 (PV30517), occlusal view, reversed; 22, left p3 (PV30509), occlusal view; 23, left p3 (PV30521), occlusal view; 24-24, left juvenile p3 (PV30515), occlusal and root views; 25, right P3 (PV30661), occlusal view, reversed; 26, right P3 or M1 (PV30611), occlusal view, reversed. Scale bars: grey (1 mm) for Ochotonidae, black (3 mm) for Leporidae.

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FIGURE 5. Distribution of p3 patterns (PR0-PR2 sensu Čermák et al., 2015) in Eurasian species of Trischizolagus during the late Miocene-early late Pliocene (MN13-16). In T. dumitrescuae, black symbols represent particular localities bearing at least four p3 specimens, grey symbols are mean values for particular MN zones. Data taken from Radulesco and Samson (1967, 1995), de Bruijn et al. (1970), Janvier and Montenat (1971), Topachevsky (1980, 1987), Melik-Adamyan (1986), Cai (1989), Averianov and Tesakov (1997), Qiu and Storch (2000), Popov (2004).

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FIGURE 6. The p3 length-to-width scatterplot showing the size relationship among studied Trischizolagus gambariani (Tepe Alagöz, MN14) and type materials of Eurasian late Miocene-Pliocene species of Trischizolagus; closed symbols - name-bearing specimens, open symbols - other specimens of respective type series, in parentheses - type locality and its age. Metric data taken from Radulesco and Samson (1967), de Bruijn et al. (1970), Janvier and Montenat (1971), Melik-Adamyan (1986), Cai (1989), and Qiu and Storch (2000).

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