Port-Katon (Pleistocene of Russian Federation)

Where: Krasnodar. Kray, Russian Federation (46.9° N, 38.8° E: paleocoordinates 47.0° N, 38.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

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

• Matuyama, reversed polarity sediments. Early Pleistocene.


• 'The fossiliferous layers at the Port-Katon site are found beneath a thickness of loess with buried soil horizons.' p. 135.
• 'sand'

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: A. K. Markova. 1990. The sequence of Early Pleistocene small-mammal faunas from the South Russian Plain. Quartärpaläontologie 1990:131-151 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/L. van den Hoek Ostende]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41059: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 06.07.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Mimomys sp. Forsyth-Major 1902 vole
"Clethrionomys sp." = Myodes Pallas 1811 vole
Allophaiomys pliocaenicus Kormos 1932 vole
Microtus (Pitymys) sp. Schrank 1798 vole
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Desmana sp. Guldenstaedt 1777 Russian desman