Charyn River Valley (Pliocene of Kazakhstan)

Where: Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan (43.9° N, 79.3° E: paleocoordinates 44.1° N, 79.1° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Ili Formation, Late/Upper Pliocene (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: ferruginous, gray, sandy claystone and gray siltstone

• light bluish-gray, sandy, slightly ferruginous clays with lenses of gray siltstone

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk,

• "greater than 400 specimens" reported for rodents and lagomorphs

Primary reference: L. A. Tyut'kova. 1989. A new species of spalacides (Rodentia) from the later Pliocene of southeastern Kazakhstan. Paleontological Journal 23(2):110-114 [W. Clyde/J. Finarelli/W. Clyde]more details

PaleoDB collection 11796: authorized by Will Clyde, entered by John Finarelli on 10.09.2001

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Cricetidae
 Rodentia - Hystricidae
Hystricidae indet. Fischer de Waldheim 1817 porcupine
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Leporinae indet. Trouessart 1880 rabbit
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Proochotona sp. Chomenko 1914 pika