Tepke-1 (Pleistocene of Kyrgyzstan)

Also known as Tepke 1

Where: Kyrgyzstan (44.0° N, 78.0° E: paleocoordinates 44.1° N, 77.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)

• Same geological position as Lakhuti 2, several metres below the Brunhes/Matuyama boundary. Reversely magnetised, MQ20-21, Villafranchian/Galerian transition. Lower Pleistocene.


• reversely magentised loams and loamy sands.

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 34447: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 01.09.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Perissodactyla - Equidae
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canis ex gr. etruscus Forsyth Major 1877 canine
Canis ex. gr. etruscus mosbachensis
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
Pachycrocuta cf. brevirostris Gervais 1850 brown hyaena
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Bison sp. Hamilton-Smith 1827 bison
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Cervus sp. Linnaeus 1758 deer