AK-33 at Memlik (Eocene of Turkey)

Where: Turkey (40.1° N, 32.7° E: paleocoordinates 37.8° N, 28.2° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Luluk Member (Uzuncarsidere Formation), Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)

• a combination of U-Pb dating of zircons and magnetostratigraphy now support

•a date of 44–42 MYA (= Lutetian) for the formation as a whole, and 44–43 MYA for the

•Lu¨lu¨k member. Locality AK33 is approximately 90 meters above the base of the formation in the lowest of the three members

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: A. M. Maga and R. M. D. Beck. 2017. Skeleton of an unusual, cat-sized marsupial relative (Metatheria: Marsupialiformes) from the middle Eocene (Lutetian: 44-43 million years ago) of Turkey. PLoS One 12(e0181712):1-74 [P. Holroyd/P. Holroyd]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 187904: authorized by Patricia Holroyd, entered by Patricia Holroyd on 16.08.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Theriiformes - Anatoliadelphyidae
Anatoliadelphys maasae n. gen. n. sp.
Anatoliadelphys maasae n. gen. n. sp. Maga and Beck 2017 metatherian
AUJM 2002-25, holotype, partial skeleton