Ravin of Voulgarakis (Pleistocene of Greece)

Also known as RVL Ravin Voulgarakis

Where: Macedonia, Greece (40.6° N, 23.5° E: paleocoordinates 40.5° N, 23.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

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

• MNQ 20, Latest Villafrachian, end Biharian, late Lower Pleistocene, approx 1.0Ma?

Environment/lithology:

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

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 34783: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 25.09.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Only skulls and teeth included in the numbers of specimens listed in Koufos and Kostopoulos (1997).
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Muridae
Apodemus mystacinus Eurasian field mouse
Apodemus sylvaticus Linnaeus 1758 wood mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
 Rodentia - Spalacidae
Pliospalax senii blind mole
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Spermophilus nogaici ground squirrel
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Myomimus sp. Ognev 1924 dormouse
Glis aff. glis Linnaeus 1766 edible doormouse
 Rodentia - Zapodidae
Sicista subtilis Pallas 1773 southern birch mouse
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Leporidae indet. Fischer de Waldheim 1817 rabbit
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Talpa sp. Linnaeus 1758 mole
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus stenonis Cocchi 1867 horse
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Sorex cf. minutus Linnaeus 1766 Eurasian pygmy shrew
Sorex (Drepanosorex) cf. praearaneus Kormos 1934 long-tailed shrew
Crocidura kornfeldi Kormos 1934 white-toothed shrew
Beremendia fissidens Petényi 1864 shrew
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
"Putorius sp." = Mustela (Putorius)
"Putorius sp." = Mustela (Putorius) Cuvier 1817 polecat
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canis arnensis Del Campana 1913 canine
 Artiodactyla - Hippopotamidae
Hippopotamus amphibius Linnaeus 1758 hippo
Hippopotamus amphibius antiquus