Basic information
Sample name: Silata

Reference: K. V. Vasileiadou, G. D. Koufos, and G. E. Syrides. 2003. Silata, a new locality with micromammals from the Miocene/Pliocene boundary of the Chalkidiki peninsula, Macedonia, Greece. In Distribution and Migration of Tertiary Mammals in Eurasia (eds. J. W. F. Reumer, W. Wessels), pp. [ER 2362]
Country: Greece

Coordinate: 40° 20' N, 23° 8' E
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "1.5 km NE of the Nea Silata village" (coordinate based on Nea Silata)
"The sediments belong to the Silata Mb of the Gonia Fm... a Latest Turolian/Earliest Ruscinian age is very possible" (meaning MN13 or MN14; treated as Early Pliocene because the MN13/14 boundary is within the Early Pliocene and around 5 Ma)
Climate and habitat
Substrate: ground surface
Lithology: claystone
Habitat comments: "The micromammals originate from two horizons, bed 2 (silts-clays) and bed 3 (clayey-marly sands). Both horizons contain, except for the micromammals, fragments of teeth and bones from large mammals, reptiles (Testudo fragments), a lot of fresh-water mollusks and opercula of Gastropods"
Life forms: bats, rodents, other small mammals
Sample size: 686
Sampling comments: collecting methods not discussed
faunal list is complete
Sample: 2535
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2017-02-14 19:29:29
Modified: 2017-02-17 13:50:37
Abundance distribution
17 species
2 singletons
total count 686
standardised richness: 7.7
Fisher's α: 3.156
geometric series k: 0.6987
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7196
Shannon's H: 1.7077
Good's u: 0.9971