Tsalk (Pliocene of Georgia)

Where: Georgia (41.6° N, 44.0° E: paleocoordinates 41.6° N, 45.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lithified, lenticular, sandy claystone

• Sandy clay; the level at which the bones were found is the site of constant drainage of ground waters.

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: A. K. Vekua, D.G. Djigauri, and R.I. Torozov. 1984. Noviye Paleontologicheskiye Nakhodki v Okrestnostiakh Tsalka. Bulletin of the Academy of Science of the Georgian SSR 118(2):373-376 [J. Hunter/D. Ehrenburg/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 39882: authorized by John Hunter, entered by Dina Ehrenburg on 10.06.2004, edited by Hannah O'Regan

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus stenonis Cocchi 1867 horse
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canis aff. etruscus Forsyth Major 1877 canine
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Mammuthus meridionalis Nesti 1825 mammoth
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Leptobos sp. Rütimeyer 1877 antelope
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Cervus sp. Linnaeus 1758 deer
Eucladoceros sp. Falconer 1868 deer
Dama aff. nestii fallow deer