Lakhuti 2 point (Pleistocene of Tajikistan)

Also known as Lakhuti-2 point

Where: Tajikistan (38.3° N, 70.0° E: paleocoordinates 38.4° N, 69.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Kayrubak Member, Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)

• "the mammal remains originate fro the silty inter-layers of the pebble-silty desposits of the Kayrubak suite". At Lakhuti 2 point the bones are found in grey-green lake silts with plant remains and freshwater molluscs. Bones are scattered throughout the layer within a height of 1-2m. No date given, thought to be Early Pleistocene.

Environment/lithology: lacustrinegray, green, silty

• Bones found in the Kayrubak suite, which unconformably overlies Lower Pliocene red sandstones and underlies thick Pleistocene loesses containing many fossil soil horizons.
• Bones found in grey-green lake silts with plant remains and freshwater molluscs. Scattered throughout the layer within a height of 1-2m.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk,

• Plant remains and freshwater molluscs are recorded from the site of Lakhuti 2 point but names are not given. Fossils were discovered in the 1950s and excavated from 1968 onwards by the Physics Institute, the Geological Institute and the Palaeontological Institute, the USSR Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Zoology and Parasitology, the TajikSSR Academy of Sciences,

Primary reference: M. V. Sotnikova and I. A. Vislobokova. 1990. Pleistocene Mammals from Lakhuti, Southern Tadjikistan, U.S.S.R. Quatarpalaontologie, Berlin 8:237-244 [A. Behrensmeyer/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 34103: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 18.08.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Muridae
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
"Clethrionomys sp." = Myodes Pallas 1811 vole
? Allophaiomys sp. Kormos 1932 vole
Cricetulus sp. Milne-Edwards 1867 mouse
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Crocidura sp. Wagler 1832 white-toothed shrew