Also known as Achalkalaki 2
Where: Georgia (42.0° N, 44.1° E: paleocoordinates 42.0° N, 45.1° E)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
When: Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)
• Late Lower Pleistocene. The bones occur in lenses that include articulated bones and occasional partial skeletons. They are found in a 3-4m thick reworked volcanic ash overlain by clays. Akhalkalaki 2 is in the upper part of this sequence, and is palaeomagnetically reversed.
Environment/lithology: lacustrine; ash
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: Fauna and 1 andesite artefact found in a new excavation in 1998.
Primary reference: H. Hemmer, R.-D. Kahlke, and A. K. Vekua. 2001. The jaguar - Panthera onca gombaszoegensis (Kretzoi, 1938) (Carnivora: Felidae) in the late Lower Pleistocene Akhalkalaki (South Georgia: Transcaucasia) and its evolutionary and ecological significance. Géobios 34(4):475-486 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/J. Alroy]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 40401: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 23.06.2004
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