Kurtchuk-Tchekmedje (Miocene of Turkey)

Where: Turkey (41.0° N, 28.8° E: paleocoordinates 41.3° N, 28.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine

Primary reference: M. J. Piveteau. 1978. Un nouveau gisment de Vertebres dans le Chersonian Kurtchuk-Tchenkmedje Ouest (Thrace turque). Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Senaces de L'Academie des Sciences, Paris, Series D 287(5):455-458 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 56563: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 21.11.2005, edited by Evangelos Vlachos

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Bivalvia
 Cardiida - Mactridae
 Unionida - Unionidae
Unio sp. Philipsson 1788 freshwater mussel
Gastropoda
 Sorbeoconcha - Melanopsidae
 Basommatophora - Planorbidae
Planorbis sp. Muller 1774 pulmonate
Actinopteri
 Spariformes - Sparidae
Sparidae indet. Cuvier 1817
 Labriformes - Labridae
Labridae indet. Cuvier 1816
 Siluriformes - Clariidae
Heterobranchus sp. Hilaire 1827 airbreathing catfish
 Siluriformes - Siluridae
Osteichthyes
 Salientia - Bufonidae
Bufonidae indet. Gray 1825 toad
 Salientia - Discoglossidae
Discoglossidae indet. Günther 1859 painted frog
Reptilia
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionyx truinguis2 softshell turtle
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Titanochelon sp.1 Pérez-García and Vlachos 2014 turtle
Testudo cf. graeca2 Linnaeus 1758 common tortoise
 Testudines - Pangeoemydidae
Mauremys cf. caspica2 Gmelin 1774 Caspian turtle
 Testudines - Panemydidae
cf. Sakya sp. Carroll 1988 turtle
 Squamata - Lacertidae
Lacertidae indet. Bonaparte 1831 squamates
 Squamata - Varanidae
Varanus sp. Merrem 1820 monitor lizard
 Squamata - Anguidae
? Anguidae indet. Gray 1825 squamates
 Squamata - Viperidae
Viperidae indet. Oppel 1811 viper
 Squamata - Colubridae
Colubrinae indet. Oppel 1811 colubrid snake
Natricinae indet. Bonaparte 1838 colubrid snake
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
"Cricetodon decedens" = Cricetodon (Hispanomys) decedens
"Cricetodon decedens" = Cricetodon (Hispanomys) decedens Schaub 1925 mouse
 Rodentia - Castoridae
 Perissodactyla - Chalicotheriidae
Chalicotherium goldfussi Kaup 1833 chalicothere
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
"Hipparion cf. primigenium" = Hippotherium primigenium, Hipparion eldaricum
"Hipparion cf. primigenium" = Hippotherium primigenium von Meyer 1829 hipparionine horse
Hipparion eldaricum hipparionine horse
 Carnivora - Percrocutidae
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Indarctos arctoides Deperet 1895 bear
 Carnivora - Phocidae
Manatus maeoticus, "Phoca maeotica" = Cryptophoca maeotica, "Phoca vindobonensis" = Praepusa vindobonensis
Manatus maeoticus Eichwald 1850 seal
"Phoca maeotica" = Cryptophoca maeotica Nordmann 1860 seal
"Phoca vindobonensis" = Praepusa vindobonensis Toula 1897 seal
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Mustelidae indet. Fischer 1817 mustelid carnivore
"Lutra pontica" = Limnonyx pontica Nordmann 1860 badger
Sivaonyx hessicus Lydekker 1890 mustelid carnivore
 Carnivora - Felidae
 Carnivora - Viverridae
Viverridae indet. Gray 1821 civet
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
 Tubulidentata - Orycteropodidae
Orycteropus sp. Geoffroy 1791 aardvark
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Gomphotherium angustidens Burmeister 1837 gomphothere
Choerolophodon pentelici Gaudry and Lartet 1856 gomphothere
 Proboscidea - Deinotheriidae
Deinotherium giganteum Kaup 1829 deinothere
 Ungulata - Suidae
 Odontoceti - Physeteridae
"Physeterula dubusii" = Physeterula dubusi
"Physeterula dubusii" = Physeterula dubusi Van Beneden 1877 sperm whale
 Delphinoidea - Delphinidae
"Archaeocetus nordmanni" = Lissodelphis nordmanni, "Archaeocetus fockii" = Lissodelphis fockii
"Archaeocetus nordmanni" = Lissodelphis nordmanni Brandt 1873 dolphin
"Archaeocetus fockii" = Lissodelphis fockii Brandt 1873 dolphin
 Odontoceti - Kentriodontidae
"Acrodelphis fuchsii" = Kentriodon fuchsii
"Acrodelphis fuchsii" = Kentriodon fuchsii Brandt 1873 toothed whale
 Odontoceti - Eurhinodelphinidae
Eurhinodelphis aff. longirostris Du Bus 1867 toothed whale
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Cetotherium priscum Eichwald 1840 whale
 Ungulata - Tragulidae
Dorcatherium jourdani Deperet 1887 chevrotain
 Ungulata - Giraffidae
Palaeotragus sp. Gaudry 1861 giraffe
Samotherium sp. Forsyth Major 1888 giraffe
 Ungulata - Bovidae