Where: Tajikistan (38.0° N, 70.0° E: paleocoordinates 38.2° N, 69.8° E)
• coordinate estimated from map
When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)
• Upper Pliocene, Middle Villafranchian, MN17. In the Kuruksay formation, at the base of the loess-palaeosol formation that appears to start at 2.5Ma in China. Palaeomagnetic data indicate the lower part of the Matuyama Chron.
Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils
Collection methods: at the base of the loess-palaeosol formation, indicating a climatic change to arid conditions.
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 34394: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 29.08.2003
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