Kato Afiartis (Pliocene of Greece)

Also known as Agios Ioannis

Where: Dodecanese, Greece (35.4° N, 27.1° E: paleocoordinates 35.3° N, 26.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Ruscinian (5.3 - 3.2 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; gray, green claystone

• The section of Kato Afiartis (Fig. 2) shows at its base a grey-green clay containing small mollusc fragments and few disseminated plant remains.

Size classes: mesofossils, microfossils

Collected by Sondaar, Leinders, Daams, van de Weerd in 1978-1979

Collection methods: sieve,

• In 1978 P. Y. Sondaar and J. J. M. Leinders (Utrecht Univ.) localized sediments in the basin of Ag. Ioannis which might contain small mammals; the authors took a large sample from that site in the autumn of 1979.

Primary reference: R. Daams and A. van de Weerd. 1980. Early Pliocene small mammals from the Aegean island of Karpathos (Greece) and their paleogeographic significance. Geologie en Mijnbouw 59(4):327-331 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 205291: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 10.10.2019

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Taxonomic list

 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Muscardinus sp. Kaup 1829 dormouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Neocricetodon sp. Schaub 1934 mouse
 Rodentia - Muridae
Apodemus aff. dominans Eurasian field mouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Pteromyini indet. Brandt 1855 squirrel