Tologoi Mountain, western Transbaikalia (Pleistocene of Russian Federation)

Where: Transbaikalia, Russian Federation (52.0° N, 110.6° E: paleocoordinates 52.0° N, 110.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.1 Ma)

• age: probable Late Eopleistocene, Mindel

Environment/lithology: fissure fill; unlithified, fine-grained, medium, gray sandstone

• There is no description, only a drawing of the profile: fine and medium sand intercalated with soil horizonts.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: coprolite

Primary reference: M. A. Yerbayeva. 1968. Taphonomie der Fundstellen von Kleinsäugerresten des Anthropogens in Westtranbaikalien (Taphonomy of sites of small mammal remains in the Quaternary of western Transbaikalia). Berichte der Deutschen Gesellschaft fuer geologische Wissenschaften/A, Geologie und Palaeontologie 13(3):335-340 [J. Alroy/S. Kuemmell/S. Kuemmell]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taphonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38712: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Susanna Kümmell on 30.04.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Muridae
Meriones unguiculatus Milne-Edwards 1867 Mongolian gerbil
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
 Rodentia - Dipodidae
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
"Citellus undulatus" = Spermophilus
"Citellus undulatus" = Spermophilus ground squirrel
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Ochotona daurica Pallas 1776 pika
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Sorex sp. Linnaeus 1758 long-tailed shrew