Fornace RDB (RDB Quarry) micromammals, Triversa valley, southern Piedmont (Pliocene of Italy)

Where: Piedmont, Italy (44.9° N, 8.0° E: paleocoordinates 44.8° N, 8.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: MN 16 (3.2 - 2.6 Ma)

• Villanyian, Late Pliocene. Not stated which unit the micromammals from RDB come from (macromammals come from Unit B).

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine

• 'fluvio-lacustrine sediments.'

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: Possibly a subset of PBD 27023. Not sure whether the microfauna and plant remains come from the same deposit - both say fluvio-lacustrine.

Primary reference: T. Kotsakis, L. Abbazzi, C. Angelone, P. Argenti, G. Barisone, F. Fanfari, F. Marcolini and F. Masini. 2003. Plio-Pleistocene biogeography of Italian mainland micromammals. Deinsea 10:313-342 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 49361: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 14.04.2005

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Muridae
Apodemus alsomyoides Eurasian field mouse
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Castor sp. Linnaeus 1758 beaver