Mamutowa Cave (Pleistocene of Poland)

Where: Krakow, Poland (50.1° N, 19.9° E: paleocoordinates 50.8° N, 19.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• late Wurm

Environment/lithology: cave; lithology not reported

• probably a cave in Jurassic limestone, but not specified for this locality

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: C. Black and K. Kowalski. 1974. The Pliocene and Pleistocene Sciuridae (Mammalia, Rodentia) from Poland. Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia 19(19):461-486 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 33978: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 11.08.2003, edited by Evangelos Vlachos

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Taxonomic list

 Salientia - Ranidae
Rana temporaria1 Linnaeus 1758 common frog
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
"Citellus (Colobotis) superciliosus" = Spermophilus
"Citellus (Colobotis) superciliosus" = Spermophilus ground squirrel
m1 (layer 2); M1or2 (layer 3); p4 (layer 8); M1or2, m2 (layer 9)
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Sorex minutissimus2 long-tailed shrew
2 fragmentary mandibles and detached lower teeth