Yenikoy (Oligocene of Turkey)

Also known as Yeniköy

Where: Turkey (39.1° N, 36.4° E: paleocoordinates 38.1° N, 36.9° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Oligocene (33.9 - 28.4 Ma)

• collected from lacustrine deposits overlying a thick sequence of gypsum beds

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; siliciclastic sediments and gypsiferous evaporite

• collected from lacustrine deposits overlying a thick sequence of gypsm beds

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: E. Unay and H. de Bruijn. 1987. Middle Oligocene to Early Miocene rodent assemblages from Turkey, a preliminary report. Munchner Geowissenschaftliche Abhandlungen: Reihe A Geologie und Palaontologie 10:203-210 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 31604: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 19.05.2003, edited by Philip Mannion

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Eumyarion cf. weinfurteri Schaub and Zapfe 1953 mouse
Pseudocricetodon sp. Thaler 1969 mouse
Eucricetodontinae indet. Mein and Freudenthal 1971 mouse
number of complete M1+M2, 2 genera and spp.
Eucricetodon sp. Thaler 1966 mouse
 Rodentia - Dipodidae
Dipodidae indet. Waterhouse 1842 rodent
number of complete M1+M2, 1 genus and sp.
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Gliridae indet. Muirhead 1819 dormouse
number of complete M1+M2, 1 genus and sp.
 Rodentia - Ctenodactylidae
Ctenodactylidae indet. Gervais 1853 gundi
number of complete M1+M2, 1 genus and sp.
 Rodentia - Zapodidae
Shamosminthus cf. sodovis Daxner-Höck 2001 jumping mouse