Karaburun (Pliocene of Greece)

Where: Greece (40.6° N, 22.9° E: paleocoordinates 40.5° N, 22.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Ruscinian (5.3 - 3.2 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution


Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: F. Bachmayer, M. Mlynarski, and N. Symenonidis. 1979. Fossile schildkroten aus dem Pliozan von Megalo Emvolo (Karaburun) bei Saloniki (Griechenland). Annales Geoloquies Payes Hellen 30:267-279 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36579: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 05.02.2004, edited by Evangelos Vlachos

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Arambourg and Piveteau (1929) report "remains of larger mammals", as cited in de Bruijn, 1984, but the reference couldn't be tracked down.
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Titanochelon bacharidisi3 Vlachos et al. 2014 turtle
Testudo graeca3 Linnaeus 1758 common tortoise
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion gracile1 hipparionine horse
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Parabos makedoniae n. sp.1 antelope
Gazella bailloudi n. sp.1 gazelle