Hadjidimovo 2 (Miocene of Bulgaria)

Also known as HD-2

Where: Blagoevgrard, Bulgaria (41.5° N, 23.9° E: paleocoordinates 41.2° N, 23.6° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• "Hadzhidimovo is a late Miocene site with three fossil vertebrate localities: HD-1, HD-2 (Tumbichkite) and HD-3. Th e main locality, HD-1 (from which more than 30 mammal species have been reported), is dated to the MN 11/12 boundary (Spassov 2002). The other two localities could be of slightly diff erent age; HD-2 is several tens of metres higher than the level of HD-1."

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: Z. Boev and N. Spassov. 2009. First record of ostriches (Aves, Struthioniformes, Struthionidae) from the late Miocene of Bulgaria with taxonomic and zoogeographic discussion. Geodiversitas 31(3):493-507 [E. Vlachos/P. Kampouridis]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 197446: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Panagiotis Kampouridis on 11.11.2018

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Taxonomic list

Aves
 Struthioniformes - Struthionidae
Struthio cf. karatheodoris Forsyth Major 1888 ostrich
NMNHS 16372, phal. 1 dig. 3 pedis sin.
Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Chalicotheriidae
Ancylotherium pentelicum Gaudry and Lartet 1856 chalicothere
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion spp. de Christol 1832 hipparionine horse
probably H. brachypus and C. mediterraneum
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Choerolophodon pentelici Gaudry and Lartet 1856 gomphothere
 Proboscidea - Deinotheriidae
"Deinotherium gigantissimum" = Deinotherium giganteum
"Deinotherium gigantissimum" = Deinotherium giganteum Kaup 1829 deinothere
 Ungulata - Giraffidae
Helladotherium duvernoyi Gaudry and Lartet 1856 giraffe
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Palaeoreas lindermayeri Wagner 1848 antelope
Tragoportax rugosifrons Schlosser 1904 antelope
Gazella sp. Blaineville 1816 gazelle