Plakias (Miocene of Greece)

Also known as Plakia

Where: Crete, Greece (35.2° N, 24.4° E: paleocoordinates 34.9° N, 24.0° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: MN 9 mammal zone, Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; gray claystone

• The small mammal remains are derived from grayish clays overlying beige to brown colored clays with calcretes in a shallow gully complex on a partly covered dipslope to the southeast of Plakias

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: H. de Bruijn, C. S. Doukas, L. W. Hoek Ostende and W. J. Zachariasse. 2012. New finds of rodents and insectivores from the Upper Miocene at Plakias (Crete, Greece). Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 131:61-75 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 183151: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 05.12.2016

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Salientia - Alytidae
cf. Alytidae indet.2 Fitzinger 1843 midwife toads
UU PL 701, a fragmentary trunk vertebra; UU PL 702, a single, partial tibiofibula
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionychidae indet.2 Gray 1825 softshell turtle
"Pan-Trionychidae indet.". UU PL 703, costal fragment; UU PL 704, costal fragment; NHMC, neural; NHMC, plastron fragment
 Testudines - Pangeoemydidae
Mauremys sp.2 Gray 1870 pond turtle
NHMC, part of anterior lobe; NHMC, right xiphiplastron; NHMC, left hypoplastron; NHMC, group of 15 plastral fragments; NHMC, three neurals; NHMC, left hyoplastron fragments; NHMC, right hypoplastron fragment; NHMC, costal fragment; NHMC, right hypoplastron fragment; NHMC [prseumably incorrectly stated in text as "1931" given sequential numbers here], two costal fragments; NHMC, left epiplastron; NHMC, left hyoplastron fragment; NHMC, group of 23 shell fragments; NHMC, right epiplastron; NHMC [presumably incorrectly stated as "1937"], two left epiplastra; NHMC [presumably incorrectly stated as "1939"], two costal fragments; NHMC, two costals in association; NHMC, right peripheral 1; NHMC, right xiphiplastron fragment; NHMC, right hypoplastron fragment; NHMC, left hyoplastron fragment; NHMC, three costal fragments; NHMC, group of approximately 80 shell fragments; NHMC, neural fragment; NHMC, group of 10 shell fragments; NHMC, neural I; NHMC, 14 costal fragments; NHMC, three peripheral fragments; NHMC, group of 50 shell fragments; UU PL 705, possible hyoplastron fragment
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet.2 crocodilian
UU PL 706 to UU PL 732, 27 isolated teeth; UU PL 735 and UU PL 736, two phalanges
 Squamata - Colubridae
? Natricinae indet.2 Bonaparte 1838 colubrid snake
UU PL 734, a single precloacal vertebra
 Squamata -
Amphisbaenia indet.2 worm lizard
UU PL 733, a single presacral vertebra
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Eumyarion leemanni Hartenberger 1966 mouse
Cricetinae indet. Fischer von Waldheim 1817 mouse
Democricetodon cretensis n. sp.1 de Bruijn and Meulenkamp 1972 mouse
as subspecies of affinis
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
cf. Blackia sp.1 Mein 1970 squirrel
? Forsythia sp.1 Mein 1970 squirrel
Spermophilinus cf. bredai1 von Meyer 1848 squirrel
cf. Hylopetes sp. Thomas 1908 squirrel
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Gliridae indet. Muirhead 1819 dormouse
Glirulus werenfelsi Engesser 1972 Japanese dormouse
Glirudinus sp.1 de Bruijn 1966 dormouse
 Rodentia - Eomyidae
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
Erinaceinae indet. Fischer de Waldheim 1817 hedgehog
Lantanotherium sanmigueli Villalta and Crusafont 1944 hedgehog
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Paenelimnoecus sp. Baudelot 1972 red-toothed shrew