Verduno (Layer 2)
Basic information
Sample name: Verduno (Layer 2)

Reference: S. Colombero, E. Bonelli, T. Kotsakis, G. Pavia, M. Pavia, and G. Carnevale. 2013. Late Messinian rodents from Verduno (Piedmont, NW Italy): Biochronological, paleoecological and paleobiogeographic implications. Geobios 46:111-125 [ER 2348]
Country: Italy

Coordinate: 44° 42' N, 8° 2' E
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "near the town of Alba, in the Cuneo Province" (basis of coordinate)
in the "terminal part of the MN13" and "5.55-5.33 Ma"
Climate and habitat
Substrate: ground surface
Lithology: claystone
Habitat comments: "approximately 20 m below the 'black layer' marking the Mio-Pliocene boundary, and 25 m above the slumped marls of the Valle Versa Chaotic Complex... dark-brownish to black clays with small sandy conglomeratic lenses at the base"
Life forms: rodents
Sampling methods: screenwash
Sample size: 168
Years: 2010
Sampling comments: material "was washed and sieved"
Sample: 2516
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2017-02-13 17:27:53
Modified: 2017-02-17 13:45:25
Abundance distribution
4 species
1 singleton
total count 168
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 0.736
geometric series k: 0.2093
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.4646
Shannon's H: 0.7301
Good's u: 0.9941