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Cape Maleka 1, Chania, Crete, Greece

Lat/Long (Decimal)35.5861,24.1687
Co-ordinates Derivationstated in text
Given LocationCrete Island, Greece Region (for given coordinates)Chania, Crete, Greece


CollectionReferenceStratigraphic NameCommentsLithologyAge
Cape Maleka 1Bate D. (1907)Mammuthus creticus is the geologically oldest of the elephant species identified on Crete, and belongs to the Early - early Middle Pleistocene endemic fauna of the island.sandstone2.588 - 0.126 Ma

Recorded Fossils

Accepted NameHierarchyAge
Mammuthus creticus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Proboscidea : Elephantidae : Mammuthus : Mammuthus creticus2.588 - 0.126 Ma
Kritimys kiridus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Rodentia : Muridae : Kritimys : Kritimys kiridus2.588 - 0.126 Ma


Bate D. (1907) On elephant remains from Crete, with description of Elephas creticus n. sp., Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1907, 238-250
Bate D. M. A. (1942) New Pleistocene Murinæ from Crete, Journal of Natural History 9 49, 41-49 doi:10.1080/03745481.1942.9755462
Data courtesy of: PBDB: The Paleobiology Database, Creative Commons CC-BY licenced. , GBIF: the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, various licences, iDigBio, various licences, and EOL: The Encyclopedia of Life (Open Data Public Domain). Because fossils are made of minerals too!
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