Apolakkia I (Pliocene of Greece)

Where: Dodecannese, Greece (36.0° N, 27.8° E: paleocoordinates 35.9° N, 27.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Pliocene (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: fluvial; lithified claystone and lithified, gray, green siltstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected in 1992-1993; reposited in the AMPG

Collection methods: quarrying, ,

Primary reference: G. Theodorou, N. Spjeldnaes, N. M. Hanken, S. E. Lauritzen, E. Velitzelos, A. Athanassiou, and S. Roussiakis. 2000. Description and taphonomic investigations of Neogene Proboscidea from Rhodos, Greece. Annales Geologiques des Pays Helléniques 38:133-156 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 184242: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 10.02.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
cf. Testudo sp.3 Linnaeus 1758 turtle
probably from a small turtle
 Testudinata - Testudoolithidae
Testudoolithus rigidus1 turtle
eggs of a giant tortoise
 Rodentia - Muridae
Apodemus aff. dominans2 Eurasian field mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Dolomys sp.2 Nehring 1898 mouse
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Castor fiber2 Linnaeus 1758 Eurasian beaver
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Anancus arvernensis Croizet and Jobert 1828 gomphothere
partial skull with tusks