Tatal Gol, section TAT-E/3 (Oligocene of Mongolia)

Where: Övörkhangai, Mongolia (45.3° N, 101.6° E: paleocoordinates 46.8° N, 99.2° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: B mammal zone, Hsanda Gol Formation, Early/Lower Oligocene (33.9 - 28.4 Ma)

• Biozone B

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; red, silty mudstone

• The fines of the Hsanda Gol Fm. are interpreted as eolian dust and playa sediments, deposited on an arid plain (Höck et al., 1999).
• The Hsanda Gol Fm. mainly consists of "brick red" poorly sorted mudstones (Höck et al., 1999).

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Reposited in the NHMW

Collection methods: sieve

Primary reference: P. López-Guerrero, O. Maridet, and G. Daxner-Höck. 2017. Evolution of the genus Eucricetodon (Rodentia, Mammalia) from the Valley of Lakes (Mongolia): a taxonomical description and update on the stratigraphical distribution. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments 97(1):67-89 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 187263: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 18.07.2017, edited by Pauline Coster

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Eucricetodon asiaticus Matthew and Granger 1923 mouse
Eucricetodon caducus Shevyreva 1967 mouse
Eucricetodon bagus Gomes Rodrigues et al. 2012 mouse
 Rodentia - Dipodidae
Heosminthus sp.1 Wang 1985 rodent
NHMW 2013/0165/0001
Heosminthus chimidae1 Daxner-Höck et al. 2014 rodent
NHMW 2013/0144/0000
 Rodentia - Aplodontidae
Promeniscomys sinensis2 Wang 1987 mountain beaver
 Rodentia - Zapodidae
Shamosminthus sodovis1 Daxner-Höck 2001 jumping mouse
MPC specimens
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Desmatolagus sp.2 Matthew and Granger 1923 rabbit
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
Erinaceidae indet.2 Fischer von Waldheim 1817 hedgehog
Palaeoscaptor tenuis2 Ziegler et al. 2007 hedgehog
Palaeoscaptor acridens2 Matthew and Granger 1924 hedgehog
 Tribosphenida - Changlelestidae
Zaraalestes minutus2 Matthew and Granger 1924 placental