Parasiste, Tetoiu 3 upper faunal horizon: Pleistocene, Romania

List of taxa
Where & when
Geology
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Mammalia - Perissodactyla - Equidae
"Allohippus" cf. marxi
    = Equus cf. marxi
McKenna and Bell 1997
see common names

Geography
Country:Romania
Coordinates: 44.7° North, 23.9° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:44.7° North, 23.9° East
Basis of coordinate:based on nearby landmark
Time
Period:Quaternary Epoch:Pleistocene
10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 6
Key time interval:Pleistocene
Age range of interval:2.58800 - 0.01170 m.y. ago
Stratigraphy
Local bed:Tetoiu 3 upper faunal horizon
Local order:bottom to top
Regional section:Dacic Basin
Stratigraphy comments: These deposits consist of sands and gravels accumulated under fluviatile and torrential conditions. The faunal in the Tetoiu 3 horizon is probably indicative of cooler conditions with an increase in continentality. Dating is difficult as little material is associated and there is such a straigraphic depth to the remains. It is suggested that it may be Late Early Pleistocene, equivalent to the Tamanian faunal complex, the Late Waalian-Early Menapian, MNQ19/20, or the "Cromerian" (s.l.).
Lithology and environment
Lithology description: Sands and gravels.
Environment:fluvial indet.
Geology comments: 'The uppermost beds, 35m thick, were laid down under prevailing fluvial and torrential conditions; they commonly contain coarse sands with gravel and pebble intercalations. These beds yielded isolated mammalian remains (Upper faunal horizon, code T3).'
Taphonomy
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:field collection
Reason for describing collection:biostratigraphic analysis
Metadata
Database number:39867
Authorizer:A. Turner Enterer:H. O'Regan
Modifier:H. O'Regan Research group:PACED
Created:2004-06-10 04:24:58 Last modified:2004-06-10 07:24:59
Access level:the public Released:2004-06-10 04:24:58
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]