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Calta (Pliocene of Turkey)

Where: Ankara, Turkey (39.9° N, 32.9° E: paleocoordinates 39.9° N, 32.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Ruscinian (5.3 - 3.2 Ma)

• Dated using microfauna to the lower part of MN15 (Late Ruscinian) approx. 4Ma, Pliocene.

Environment/lithology: "floodplain"

• 'Four main depositional environments wewre recognised: 1. distal alluvial fan, 2. fluvial channel, 3. overbank and floodplain, 4. pond environment. The main fossil beds occur in the floodplain and ponded deposits at levels that show the best developed paleosols.1

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: S. Sen, G. Bouvrain, and D. Geraads. 1998. Pliocene vertebrate locality of Calta, Ankara, Turkey. 12. Paleoecology, biogeography and biochronology. Geodiversitas 20(3):497-510 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan] more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34370: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 28.08.2003

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