Shamin (Pleistocene of Ukraine)

Where: Rostovskaya Oblast', Ukraine (47.5° N, 42.2° E: paleocoordinates 47.6° N, 42.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

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

• In the 5th terrace of the Sal river (a Don tributary). Late Lower Pleistocene, Taman faunal unit, reversed polarity - just before the Brunhes/Matuyama boundary.

Environment/lithology: fluvial

• 'The alluvial deposits are overlain by a thick series of cover loams with several horizons of buried soils.' p. 141.
• 'alluvial deposits.' sand with cross bedding and some fossil molluscs.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: fossil molluscs mentioned.

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 41060: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 06.07.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Cricetidae
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
"Citellus sp." = Spermophilus
"Citellus sp." = Spermophilus Cuvier 1825 ground squirrel