Fintina Alortitei, Tetoiu 2 middle faunal horizon: Early/Lower Pleistocene, Romania

List of taxa
Where & when
Geology
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Equidae
Allohippus stenonis
Allohippus stenonis mitilanensis
    = Equus stenonis Cocchi 1867
McKenna and Bell 1997
Equus stenonis mitilanensis
Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae
Canis etruscus Forsyth Major 1877
Mammalia - Carnivora - Hyaenidae
Pachycrocuta brevirostris (Gervais 1850)
Radulesco and Samson 1991
Mammalia - Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Mammuthus meridionalis (Nesti 1825)
Mammalia - Ungulata - Cervidae
Eucladoceros sp. Falconer 1868
see common names

Geography
Country:Romania
Coordinates: 44.8° North, 23.9° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:44.8° North, 23.8° East
Basis of coordinate:based on nearby landmark
Time
Period:Quaternary Epoch:Pleistocene
10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 6
Key time interval:Early/Lower Pleistocene
Age range of interval:2.58800 - 0.78100 m.y. ago
Stratigraphy
Local bed:Tetiou 2 middle faunal horizon
Local order:bottom to top
Regional section:Dacic Basin
Stratigraphy comments: Early Pleistocene. Faunal comparison indicates that the Middle Faunal Horizon (Tetoiu 2) correlates with the ?Tasso faunal unit, Seneze zone, Eburonian cold stage and Domashkinianhorizon/Odessan faunal complex. The middle faunal horizon corresponds to a general cooling and drying of the climate.
The faunal remains were found at 'the base of a bed consisting of fine, partially consolidated sands, 0.7m thick.' The site is approximately 45m down from the top of the section.
Lithology and environment
Lithology description: fine, partially consolidated sands, 0.7m thick.
Environment:fluvial-lacustrine indet.
Geology comments: The Middle faunal horizon is at the top of a 40m sequence of sands with gravel and pebble lenses and thin clay intercalations. 'The beds have an average dip of 1 to 2 degrees SE.'
Taphonomy
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:bulk,field collection
Reason for describing collection:biostratigraphic analysis
Metadata
Database number:39847
Authorizer:A. Turner Enterer:H. O'Regan
Modifier:H. O'Regan Research group:PACED
Created:2004-06-09 07:20:11 Last modified:2004-06-09 11:23:33
Access level:the public Released:2004-06-09 07:20:11
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

10805.PACED C. Radulesco and P. Samson. 1990. The Plio-Pleistocene mammalian succession of the Oltet Valley, Dacic Basin, Romania. Quatarpalaontologie 8:225-232 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]

Secondary references:

7584 M. C. McKenna and S. K. Bell. 1997. Classification of Mammals Above the Species Level 1-640 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Uhen]
13067PACED C. Radulesco and P. Samson. 1991. Traces d'activite humaine a la limite Pliocene/Pleistocene dans le bassin Dacique (Roumanie). In E. Bonifay, B. Vandermeersch (eds.), Les Premiers Europeens. Edition du comite des Travaux Historiques et Scientifiques (CTHS) 203-207 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/M. Uhen]