Ortok (Miocene of Kyrgyzstan)

Where: Kyrgyzstan (43.0° N, 75.0° E: paleocoordinates 43.3° N, 74.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Turolian (8.7 - 5.3 Ma)

• MN-12, Late Turolian, Upper Miocene, in the Lower Djuukin subsuite (= Lower Issykkulian suite).

Environment/lithology: sandstone

• 'Fossil derive from 35m of motley coloured clays and sandstones of the Lower Djuukin subsuite'.

Size class: macrofossils

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 34435: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 01.09.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion dermatorhinum hipparionine horse
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
Microstonyx major Gervais 1848 pig
 Artiodactyla - Giraffidae
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Tragocerus sp. Gaudry 1861 antelope
Protoryx sp. Forsyth Major 1891 antelope