Basic information
Sample name: Kessani
Sample aka: KES

Reference: K. Vasileiadou, G. Konidaris, and G. D. Koufos. 2012. New data on the micromammalian locality of Kessani (Thrace, Greece) at the Mio-Pliocene boundary. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments 92:211-237 [ER 2338]
Country: Greece

Coordinate: 41.03° N, 25.07° E
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "on the south-western coast of Lake Vistonis" (coordinate based on Nea Kessani)
"best correlated with the latest Turolian/earliest Ruscinian (MN 13/14 boundary" but indicated in Fig. 15 as being just below the boundary
Climate and habitat
Substrate: ground surface
Lithology: claystone
Habitat comments: "an argillaceous bed at the upper part of the section"
Life forms: rodents, other small mammals
Sample size: 112
Years: 1997
Sampling comments: "The micromammalian material was collected from two different spots of the fossiliferous layer (named KES-1 and KES-2), but later a few more teeth were collected from a third spot (KES-3). These three different spots have a distance of about 23 m between them"
collection methods not discussed
Sample: 2499
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2017-02-12 20:10:34
Modified: 2017-02-17 13:42:55
Abundance distribution
16 species
1 singleton
total count 112
standardised richness: 19.1
Fisher's α: 5.108
geometric series k: 0.7875
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8353
Shannon's H: 2.2420
Good's u: 0.9915