Zapadnye Kairy (Pleistocene of Ukraine)

Where: Ukraine (46.8° N, 33.4° E: paleocoordinates 46.8° N, 33.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)

• Early Pleistocene, Biharian, Second half of the EoPleistocene, reversed magnetism - Matuyama-Jaramillo.

Environment/lithology: fluvial

• In the 7th terrace of the river flowing into the Black Sea.
• cross bedded sand with fossil molluscs.

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: Fossil molluscs mentioned but not listed.

Primary reference: A. K. Markova. 1990. The sequence of Early Pleistocene small-mammal faunas from the South Russian Plain. Quartärpaläontologie 1990:131-151 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/L. van den Hoek Ostende]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41031: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 06.07.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Cricetidae
"Clethrionomys sp." = Myodes Pallas 1811 vole
Allophaiomys pliocaenicus Kormos 1932 vole
Cricetus sp. Leske 1779 mouse
 Rodentia - Spalacidae
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
"Citellus sp." = Spermophilus
"Citellus sp." = Spermophilus Cuvier 1825 ground squirrel
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Castoridae indet. Gray 1821 beaver
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Lepus sp. Linnaeus 1758 hare
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Desmana sp. Guldenstaedt 1777 Russian desman
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Sorex sp. Linnaeus 1758 long-tailed shrew