Bilike (Pliocene of China)

Where: Nei Mongol, China (41.9° N, 114.0° E: paleocoordinates 41.8° N, 113.2° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Early/Lower Pliocene (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lacustrineunlithified, silty

Size class: mesofossils

Reposited in the IVPP

Primary reference: Z. Qiu and G. Storch. 2000. The early Pliocene Micromammalian Fauna of Bilike, Inner Mongolia, China (Mammalia: Lipotyphla, Chiroptera, Rodentia, Lagomorpha). Senckenbergiana lethaea 80(1):173-229 [L. van den Hoek Ostende/L. van den Hoek Ostende]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 75300: authorized by Lars van den Hoek Ostende, entered by Lars van den Hoek Ostende on 06.10.2007

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Rodentia - Muridae
Apodemus sp. Kaup 1829 Eurasian field mouse
Apodemus lii n. sp. Qiu and Storch 2000 Eurasian field mouse
Micromys kozaniensis van de Weerd 1979 harvest mouse
Allorattus engesseri n. gen. n. sp. Qiu and Storch 2000 mouse
Huaxiamys sp. Wu and Flynn 1992 mouse
Pseudomeriones abbreviatus Teilhard 1926 gerbil
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Aratomys bilikeensis n. sp. Qiu and Storch 2000 mouse
Nannocricetus mongolicus Schaub 1934 mouse
Microtodon cf. atavus Schlosser 1924 mouse
Anatolomys cf. teilhardi Schaub 1934 mouse
Sinocricetus progressus n. sp. Qiu and Storch 2000 mouse
Chardinomys bilikeensis n. sp. Qiu and Storch 2000 mouse
Kowalskia zhengi n. sp. Qiu and Storch 2000 mouse
Kowalskia cf. similis Wu 1991 mouse
 Rodentia - Dipodidae
Paralactaga suni Teilhard de Jardin and Young 1927 rodent
Sminthoides fraudator Schlosser 1924 rodent
Lophocricetus pusillus Schaub 1934 rodent
Lophocricetus grabaui Schlosser 1924 rodent
Sinozapus volkeri n. gen. n. sp. Qiu and Storch 2000 rodent
Brachyscirtetes cf. robustus Savinov 1970 rodent
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Prospermophilus orientalis n. gen. Qiu 1991 squirrel
Eutamias ertemtensis Qiu 1991 chipmunk
Atlantoxerus sp. Major 1893 squirrel
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Myomimus sinensis Wu 1985 dormouse
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Castor anderssoni Schlosser 1924 beaver
 Rodentia - Siphneidae
 Rodentia - Zapodidae
Sicista sp. Gray 1827 birch mouse
Sicista wangi n. sp. Qiu and Storch 2000 birch mouse
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Trischizolagus mirificus n. sp. Qiu and Storch 2000 rabbit
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Desmana sp. Guldenstaedt 1777 Russian desman
Yanshuella primaeva Schlosser 1924 mole
Quyania cf. chowi Storch and Qiu 1983 mole
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Lunanosorex cf. lii Jin and Kawamura 1996 shrew
Sorex sp. Linnaeus 1758 long-tailed shrew
Sorex ertemteensis Storch 1995 long-tailed shrew
Sorex minutoides Storch 1995 long-tailed shrew
Sorex pseudoalpinus Rzebik-Kowalska 1991 long-tailed shrew
Petenyia katrinae n. sp. Qiu and Storch 2000 red-toothed shrew
Paenelimnoecus obtusus Storch 1995 red-toothed shrew
 Chiroptera - Vespertilionidae
Murina sp. Gray 1842 vesper bat
Myotis sp. Kaup 1829 vesper bat
 Theriiformes -
Erinaceus mongolicus Schlosser 1924 mammal