Also known as Darayaspoon
Where: Daraispon, Tajikistan (38.5° N, 69.5° E: paleocoordinates 38.8° N, 69.2° E)
• coordinate estimated from map
When: Tavildara Formation, Turolian (8.7 - 5.3 Ma)
• Tavildara = late Magian suite. Upper Miocene (MN12), Late Turolian. Strongly carbonised, hard aleurites of dark and light brown colour. The fossiliferous horizon which is 20-30cm thick, lies in the upper part of the section, 40m above the level of the river with an inclination of 3-5 degrees south.
Environment/lithology: siltstone and conglomerate
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: Site discovered in 1978. There are two different faunal lists (as a result of 2 different excavations), with no overlap except Hipparion, so both have been entered.
Primary reference: M.V. Sotnikova, A.E. Dodonov, and A.V. Pen'kov. 1997. Upper Cenozoic bio-magnetic stratigraphy of Central Asian mammalian localities. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 133:243-258 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details
Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis
PaleoDB collection 34391: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 29.08.2003
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