Kryopigi (Miocene of Greece)

Also known as Kriopigi

Where: Makedonia Thraki, Greece (40.0° N, 23.5° E: paleocoordinates 39.8° N, 23.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Triglia Formation, Turolian (8.7 - 5.3 Ma)

• MN12-13, middle-late Turolian

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by E. Tsoukala in 1998–

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical,

Primary reference: G. Lazaridis and E. Tsoukala. 2014. Hipparion phlegrae, sp. nov. (Mammalia, Perissodactyla): a new species from the Turolian locality of Kryopigi (Kassandra, Chalkidiki, Greece). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 34(1):164-178 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 157582: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 25.06.2014, edited by Evangelos Vlachos

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Reptilia
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Titanochelon sp.2 Pérez-García and Vlachos 2014 turtle
"a large terrestrial chelonian species"
Aves
 Ciconiiformes - Ciconiidae
? Amphipelargus sp.1 Lydekker 1891 stork
Reptilia
 Squamata - Varanidae
Varanus sp.1 Merrem 1820 monitor lizard
Mammalia
 Primates - Cercopithecidae
Mesopithecus pentelicus Wagner 1839 monkey
 Rodentia - Muridae
Muridae indet. Illiger 1811 mouse
 Rodentia - Hystricidae
 Glires -
Lagomorpha indet. Brandt 1885 placental
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hippotherium cf. brachypus hipparionine horse
Hipparion phlegrae n. sp. Lazaridis and Tsoukala 2014 hipparionine horse
KRY 191, 1155, 1570, 1574, 2050, 2052, 2513, 2800, 2810, 2876a, 2877a, 2886, 3029, 3041–3, 3053, 3124, 3129, 3946, 4097, 4330, 4578, 5995, 6749, 6951
 Carnivora -
Adcrocuta eximia Roth and Wagner 1854 carnivoran
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Mustelidae indet.1 Fischer 1817 mustelid carnivore
cf. Promephitis larteti1 mustelid carnivore
 Carnivora - Felidae
Amphimachairodus giganteus1 Kretzoi 1929 cat
cf. Metailurus parvulus Hensel 1862 cat
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Choerolophodon pentelici Gaudry and Lartet 1856 gomphothere
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
Propotamochoerus sp. Pilgrim 1925 pig
"cf. Balkan form, sensu Geraads et al., 2008"
 Artiodactyla - Giraffidae
Helladotherium duvernoyi1 Gaudry and Lartet 1856 giraffe
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
? Miotragocerus sp.1 Stromer 1928 antelope
Protragelaphus sp. Dames 1883 antelope
Tragoportax amalthea1 Roth and Wagner 1854 antelope