Karatchok-Dagh (Miocene of Syria)

Where: Syria (37.1° N, 42.1° E: paleocoordinates 35.5° N, 41.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Bakhtiari Formation, Vallesian (11.6 - 8.7 Ma)

• Pontien, Middle Miocene, in the Lower Bakhtiari Formation (= Agha Jari according to Thomas et al. 1981) which is Vallesian.


• 'detritique'

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: G. Astre. 1936. Mammiferes pontiens du Karatchok-Dagh. C. R. Somm. Soc. Geol. Fr. 238-241 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41746: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 20.07.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Aceratherium persiae rhinoceros
mandible fragment with molars.
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion gracile hipparionine horse
1 upper molar.
 Proboscidea - Mammutidae
"Mastodon cf. pentelici" = Mammut
"Mastodon cf. pentelici" = Mammut mastodon
half a mandible.
 Ungulata - Giraffidae
Palaeotragus coleophrys giraffe
un cheville, 1 femoral condyle, 1 calcaneum.
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Palaeoryx pallasi Schlosser 1904 antelope
1 lower back molar.