Hajnacka I/1 (Pliocene of Slovakia)

Also known as Hajnácka 1, level 1

Where: Slovakia (48.3° N, 19.8° E: paleocoordinates 48.2° N, 19.7° E)

When: Villanyian (3.2 - 2.6 Ma)

• Gauss epoch, Late Pliocene, MN16, Villanyian. There are two localities - Hajnacka I and II, one to the north and one to the south of Hajnacka village. This is the one to the south.

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; tuff

• 'The fossils are found in limnic basin fillings with pyroclastic intercalations (tuffs, tuffite, lapilli, agglomerates).'
• Hajnacka I/1 is in a tuff layer.

Collection methods: This material is in the Geologischen Instituts, Prague. Excavated by Kormos and published in 1915. The vertebrate fauna was found in a level characterised by 'Koniferenzapfen' (pine sap/amber) and limonite (limonitischen) concretions.

Primary reference: O. Fejfar, W.-D. Heinrich, and E. Heintz. 1990. Neues aus dem Villafranchium von Hajnacka bei Filakovo (Slowakei, cssr). Quartärpaläontologie 8:47-70 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41025: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 06.07.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes
"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes Huxley 1880 bony fish
 Salientia -
 Testudinata -
Testudinata indet. Oppel 1811 turtle
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Castor fiber Linnaeus 1758 Eurasian beaver
Castor fiber ssp.
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Rhinocerotidae indet. Gray 1821 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
Tapirus arvernensis Croizet and Jobert 1828 tapir
 Carnivora - Ailuridae
Parailurus hungaricus red panda
Question mark over presence
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Anancus arvernensis Croizet and Jobert 1828 gomphothere
 Proboscidea - Mammutidae
Mammut borsoni Hays 1834 mastodon
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Cervidae indet. Gray 1821 deer
Cervus perrieri - Arvernoceros ardei Formenkreis
Capreolus sp. Gray 1821 roe
 Pinales - Pinaceae
Picea sp. Link 1827 spruce