Tenevo (Pliocene of Bulgaria)

Where: Yambol, Bulgaria (42.4° N, 26.5° E: paleocoordinates 42.2° N, 26.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Early/Lower Pliocene (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; sandstone

• sand quarry

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: Z. Boev. 2008. First finds of giant land tortoises discovered in Bulgaria. News of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences 56(4):2-4 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 184410: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 23.02.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Testudinidae
"Cheirogaster cf. bacharidisi" = Titanochelon bacharidisi
"Cheirogaster cf. bacharidisi" = Titanochelon bacharidisi Vlachos et al. 2014 turtle
ex gr. atlas
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Stephanorhinus megarhinus rhinoceros
cited as Spassov in prep.
 Artiodactyla - Camelidae
Paracamelus sp. Schlosser 1903 camel
cited as Spassov in prep.
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Agriotherium cf. sivalensis Cautley and Falconer 1836 bear
cited as Spassov in prep.
 Primates - Cercopithecidae
Dolichopithecus sp. Depéret 1889 monkey
cited as Spassov in prep.
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Anancus arvernensis Croizet and Jobert 1828 gomphothere
cited as Spassov in prep.