Pikermi (Pliocene of Greece)

Where: Athens, Greece (38.6° N, 23.8° E: paleocoordinates 38.4° N, 23.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• Dates to early Pliocene

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Collection methods: These fossils are part of a holding at the University of Athens. The author deduces that they were probably discovered at Pikermi due to sediment adherant to a skull fragment and because of the frequency of expeditions to this site.

Primary reference: J. Brunner. 1941. Ein Barenrest aus dem Unterpliozan von Euboea. Anseiger Osterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse 78(3):24-27 [J. Hunter/M. Hall/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34412: authorized by John Hunter, entered by Meg Hall on 30.08.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Carnivora - Ursidae
Ursus ehrenbergi n. sp. bear
skull fragment found