Y.-N. Lee's Bukpyeong field area (Miocene of South Korea)

Where: Gangwon-do, South Korea (37.5° N, 129.1° E: paleocoordinates 37.3° N, 126.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Bukpyeong Formation, Miocene (23.0 - 5.3 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; lignite and coarse-grained, concretionary, pebbly sandstone

• Extensive studies using invertebrate micropaleontology (e.g., Lee, 1975; Kim, 1984; Yun et al., 1990) to define stratigraphic and sedimentary environments are restricted to the upper portions of these basins, which contain the marine invertebrate fossils.
• Bulk sampling was confined to the lignite and sandstone beds where coarse sandstone was associated with pebbles or soil-formed nodules, because fossils in microvertebrate sites are coarser than clay or fine-sand sizes.

Size class: mesofossils

Collected by Y.-N. Lee

Collection methods: bulk

Primary reference: Y.-N. Lee. 2004. The First Cyprinid Fish and Small Mammal Fossils. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 24(2):489-493 [S. Peters/S. McMullen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137129: authorized by Shanan Peters, entered by Sharon McMullen on 11.12.2012, edited by Patricia Holroyd

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• 579 fish (16 isolated leuciscine teeth and 563 cyprinine pharyngeal teeth identifiable to the family Cyprinidae) and two rodent teeth

•Repository: Geological Museum in the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, Daejeon, South Korea (prefix KIGAM VP)

 Cypriniformes - Cyprinidae
Cyprinus sp. Linnaeus 1758 carp-like fish
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
 Rodentia -
Neocometes aff. similis Fahlbusch 1966 mouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Spermophilinus indet. de Bruijn and Mein 1968 squirrel