Basic information
Sample name: S-3
Sample aka: Samos

Reference: C. C. Black, L. Krishtalka, and N. Solounias. 1980. Mammalian fossils of Samos and Pikermi. Part 1. The Turolian rodents and insectivores of Samos. Annals of Carnegie Museum 49(21):359-378 [ER 2419]
Country: Greece

Coordinate: 37° 44' N, 26° 55' E
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: coordinate based on Mytilinii
the formation "contains abundant tuffs which, according to K-Ar dates of Van Couvering and Miller (1971), are approximately 8.5 Ma old"
S3 has been redated as "late middle Turolian (MN12)" and chron C3Br.2r by Kostopoulos et al. (2003), which is 7.454 to 7.285 Ma based on the time scale of Ogg (2012)
Climate and habitat
Substrate: ground surface
Lithology: marl
Habitat comments: "unstratified marl"
Life forms: rodents, other small mammals
Sampling methods: screenwash
Sample size: 50
Years: 1976
Sampling comments: specimens were collected "from three tons fo washed matrix"
counts are of CM and UCM specimens only; additional Samos material from the AMNH and elsewhere is not from this exact locality
additional taxa listed and not described include snails, a turtle, a lizard, egg shells, and carnivores and ungulates
Sample: 2634
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2017-02-21 19:49:38
Modified: 2017-02-21 20:06:21
Abundance distribution
6 species
1 singleton
total count 50
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 1.780
geometric series k: 0.4911
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.4727
Shannon's H: 1.0295
Good's u: 0.9815