Kuruksay Valley (Pliocene of Tajikistan)

Where: Tajikistan (38.0° N, 68.0° E: paleocoordinates 38.2° N, 67.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• Below the Olduvai Subchron in the latest Matuyama Chron. Middle Villafranchian, MN17, Late Pliocene.

Environment/lithology: fluvial

• A bone lens in the Kuruksay section.

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 34445: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 01.09.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Carnivora - Canidae
Canis ex gr. etruscus Forsyth Major 1877 canine