Alikes (Pleistocene of Greece)

Also known as Halykes ALK

Where: Thessaly, Greece (39.4° N, 23.0° E: paleocoordinates 39.3° N, 22.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

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

• Date uncertain, given as MNQ19, Lower Pleistocene, Latest Villafranchian, Biharian, possibly Tasso faunal unit.


Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: Material stored in the Department of Geology, University of Athens, Greece.

Primary reference: G. D. Koufos. 2001. The Villafranchian mammalian faunas and biochronology of Greece. Bollettino della Societa Paleontologica Italiana 40(2):217-223 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34782: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 25.09.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Mimomys sp. Forsyth-Major 1902 vole
 Rodentia - Hystricidae
Hystrix refossa porcupine
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Rhinocerotidae indet. Gray 1821 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus stenonis Cocchi 1867 horse
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canis sp. Linnaeus 1758 canine
Canis arnensis Del Campana 1913 canine
Canis etruscus Forsyth Major 1877 canine
 Carnivora - Felidae
Panthera gombaszoegensis cat
very fragmentary material
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Elephantidae indet. Gray 1821 elephant
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Bovidae indet. Gray 1821 antelope
two types identified, Bovidae A and B