PALEOCLIMATIC FLUCTUATIONS AND MAMMALS IN HOLOCENE MEGATHERMAL IN CHINA
Ji Hongxiang(Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Palaeoanthropology,Academia Sinica,Beijing,100044,China)
Some Holocene mammalian faunas of China have been studied in detail and dated by￣(14)C technique as follows:The mammalian faunas were in the transition from Late Pleistocene to modern fau-nas in China during Holocene.In the four sites of these faunas remained old species suchas Crocuta ultima,Coelodonta antiqutatis,Palaeoloxodon sp.etc. ￣(14)C dating of the fossilsfrom the four sites is 12-10kaB. P. The Holocene Megathermal appeared in about 8.5 3.0kaB. P. especially in7.5 6.0 kaB. P. in China. Some tropical or subtropical speciesmigrated to North China during Holocene Megathermal.