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Tertiary Mammals

Dr. Monika Melcher

 Monika Melcher

Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
Sections Paleoanthropology and Tertiary Mammals
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt /Main

Phone: +49 (0) 69 /?nbsp;7542-1298
     Fax: +49 (0) 69 / 7542-1558  



 Research interest:

  • Structure of large mammal communities
  • Ecomorphology of ungulate teeth
  • Paleoecology

Current projects:

 Diet reconstruction of spiral-horned antilopes (Tragelaphini)
(more about Monika Melcher’s project:

  • Diet of Eurygnathohippus


"Paleovegetation and paleoclimate of the Turkana basin, Kenya, and the Lake Albert region, Uganda,
during the late Miocene through Pleistocene based on the analysis of bovid communities"
I completed my dissertation within the DFG Research group "Rift dynamics, uplift and climate change in
Equatorial Africa" :