Spilia 0 (Pliocene to of Greece)

Where: Greece (41.2° N, 23.5° E: paleocoordinates 41.0° N, 23.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Spilia Formation, Ruscinian to Ruscinian (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• unsure of the relationship between Spilia 0 and Spilia 1-4

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: sandstone and marl

• sands and marls with occasional lignites

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: H. de Bruijn. 1989. Smaller mammals from the Upper Miocene and Lower Pliocene of the Strimon basin, Greece. Part 1. Rodentia and Lagomorpha. Bollettino della Societa Paleontologica Italiana 28(2-3):189-195 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 31931: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 29.05.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Muridae
Apodemus dominans Eurasian field mouse
Micromys bendai van de Weerd 1979 harvest mouse
Occitanomys adroveri Thaler 1966 mouse
O. brailloni+C. adroveri=11 specimens
Occitanomys brailloni Michaux 1969 mouse
O. brailloni+C. adroveri=11 specimens
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Alilepus turolensis rabbit
Alilepus + Prolatus=6 specimens
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Prolagus michauxi pika
Alilepus + Prolatus=6 specimens
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Desmana sp. Guldenstaedt 1777 Russian desman
Desmana + Soricidae indet=6specimens
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Soricidae indet. Fischer 1814 shrew
Desmana + Soricidae indet=6specimens
Promimomys insuliferus
"Promimomys insuliferus" = Polonomys insuliferus
"Promimomys insuliferus" = Polonomys insuliferus Kowalski 1958