Fossil Occurrence of Murine Rodent (Nesokia indica) in the Sudan

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Science  14 Oct 1966:
Vol. 154, Issue 3746, pp. 264
DOI: 10.1126/science.154.3746.264


A specimen of the murid rodent Nesokia indica has been recovered from a late Paleolithic archeological site in the Sudan. This is a range 1200 km south of the site of any known occurrences, and it indicates a different environment near the Nile River than that which exists at the present time. The late Paleolithic water table is inferred to have been more stable, allowing for permanent moist soil.