Also known as Sor, upper fossilferous horizon
Where: Sor, Tajikistan (39.5° N, 67.6° E: paleocoordinates 39.8° N, 67.3° E)
• coordinate estimated from map
When: Gusar suite Formation, Turolian (8.7 - 5.3 Ma)
• In the upper Magian (= Karanak = lowermost Gusar) suite. There are two localities Magian and Pedjikent next to each other. Dated to MN12, Upper Miocene, Late Turolian.
Environment/lithology: brown siltstone and conglomerate
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: the locality was discovered in 1971 and has been excavated several times.
•Different species are given in each faunal list, as two teams have been working there. Both faunal lists have been entered. Sotnikova et al. in full, Forsten & Sharapov also listed Ictitherium, Chilotherium, Hipparion garedzicum, and Protoryx tadzhikistanica, so these have not been repeated.
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 34392: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 29.08.2003
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