Eskisehir (Pleistocene of Turkey)

Also known as Yukari-Sogutonu, Yukari-Sögütönü

Where: Turkey (39.8° N, 30.5° E: paleocoordinates 39.8° N, 30.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

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

• Lower Pleistocene, Middle Villafranchian (based on fauna).

•Neogene limnic basin fill, then disconformably above this are 5+ m of fluvial sands and light gravels, overlain by several meters of lower energy fluvial silts and gravels.

Environment/lithology:

Collection methods: Specimens kept at MTA, Ankara.

Primary reference: J.-D. Becker-Platen and O. Sickenberg. 1968. Die unterpleistozaenen Kiese von Eskisehir (Anatolien) und ihre Saugertierfauna. Mitteilungen des Geologischen Instituts der Technischen Hochschule in Hannover 8:7-20 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 39321: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 26.05.2004

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Taxonomic list

Aves
 Struthioniformes - Struthionidae
Struthio sp. Linnaeus 1758 ostrich
ID based on shell fragments
Mammalia
 Primates - Cercopithecidae
Macaca sp. Lacépède 1799 macaque
 Rodentia - Muridae
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Mimomys sp. Forsyth-Major 1902 vole
two species of Mimomys present.
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Leporidae indet. Fischer de Waldheim 1817 rabbit
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Dicerorhinus sp. Gloger 1841 rhinoceros
small
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion sp. de Christol 1832 hipparionine horse
Equus stenonis Cocchi 1867 horse
Equus (A.) stenonis
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Soricidae indet. Fischer 1814 shrew
 Carnivora - Canidae
Vulpes sp. Frisch 1775 fox
Canis sp. Linnaeus 1758 canine
Canis etruscus/mosbachensis
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Anancus arvernensis Croizet and Jobert 1828 gomphothere
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
 Artiodactyla - Camelidae
Paracamelus sp. Schlosser 1903 camel
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
cf. Leptobos sp. Rütimeyer 1877 antelope
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Cervidae indet. Gray 1821 deer
Eucladoceros sp. Falconer 1868 deer
? new species