Samarkand Paleolithic Horse (Pleistocene of Uzbekistan)

Where: Uzbekistan (38.6° N, 68.1° E: paleocoordinates 38.6° N, 68.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• Age assigned by associated "Upper Paleolytic" cultural remains at the excavation.

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: V. Gromova. 1946. A new fossil horse from Central Asia. Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR 54(4):347-350 [W. Clyde/J. Finarelli/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 21197: authorized by Will Clyde, entered by John Finarelli on 20.06.2002

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Taxonomic list refers only to the new horse species and "red deer" and "Bos" remains
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus valeriani n. sp. horse
7 max teeth, 7 mand. teeth and fragments
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Bos sp. Linnaeus 1758 ox
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Cervus elaphus Linnaeus 1758 red deer
listed as "red deer" in pub.