Basic information
Sample name: Alozaina

Reference: J.-P. Aguilar, J. Michaux, J. J. Delannoy, and J. L. Guendon. 1993. A Late Pliocene rodent fauna from Alozaina (Malaga, Spain). Scripta Geologica 103:1-22 [ER 2431]
Country: Spain
State: Málaga

Coordinate: 36° 44' N, 4° 51' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "on the eastern slope of the Sierra Prieta" (coordinate based on Alozaina)
"Late Pliocene... between -2.4 and -2.0 Ma according to the time scale proposed by Aguilar et al. in Clauzon et al. (1990)" (i.e., Early Pleistocene)
Climate and habitat
Substrate: ground surface
Lithology: claystone
Habitat comments: a cave filling consisting of "a reddish sandy clay which locally exhibits horizontal bedding; at some points it is hardened"
Life forms: rodents
Sampling methods: quarry
Sample size: 1029
Years: 1991
Sampling comments: "The fossil assemblage has been extracted from several blocks of hardened sediment, and from unhardened sediment... More than one thousand isolated cheek teeth have been collected in 1991 by dissolution of the breccia in water with 10% of formic acid"
additional taxa are not discussed
Sample: 2662
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2017-03-04 21:36:26
Modified: 2017-03-04 21:36:26
Abundance distribution
11 species
1 singleton
total count 1029
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 1.720
geometric series k: 0.5334
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.6776
Shannon's H: 1.5087
Good's u: 0.9990