Zasuchino (second horizon), Western Transbaikalia (Pleistocene of Russian Federation)

Where: Western Transbaikalia, Russian Federation (51.8° N, 108.5° E: paleocoordinates 51.9° N, 108.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

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

• Late Villafranchian. This is the second faunistic horizon at Zasuchino, and is later than the Dodogol fauna. Latest Early Pleistocene (just before Brunhes/Matayama boundary).

Environment/lithology:

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: M. A. Erbaeva. 1986. The Late Cenozoic Faunistic complexes of Transbaikalia with special reference to the micromammalia. Quatarpalaontologie 6:25-28 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 40265: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 21.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Mimomys sp. Forsyth-Major 1902 vole
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
"Citellus sp." = Spermophilus
"Citellus sp." = Spermophilus Cuvier 1825 ground squirrel
 Rodentia - Siphneidae
Prosiphneus sp. Teilhard de Jardin 1926 rodent
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Rhinocerotidae indet. Gray 1821 rhinoceros
Coelodonta sp. Bronn 1831 wooly rhino
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Bison sp. Hamilton-Smith 1827 bison
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Cervidae indet. Gray 1821 deer