Ercsi (Pliocene of Hungary)

Where: Fejer, Hungary (47.3° N, 18.9° E: paleocoordinates 47.1° N, 18.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Villanyian (3.2 - 2.6 Ma)

• same age as Kislang, upper Villanyian, MN17.

Environment/lithology: fluvial

• 'the overlying sediment is loess, whereas the underlying rock is Pannonian clay.'

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Material held in the Hungarian National Geological Institute. Ercsi is the type locality for the 'meridionalis pebbles'.

Primary reference: D. Janossy. 1986. Pleistocene vertebrate faunas of Hungary. Developments in Palaeontology and Stratigraphy, 8. Elsevier, Amsterdam 1-208 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35380: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 09.12.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Stephanorhinus etruscus2 Falconer 1868 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion moriturum hipparionine horse
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Anancus arvernensis Croizet and Jobert 1828 gomphothere
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Mammuthus meridionalis1 Nesti 1825 mammoth
 Artiodactyla - Camelidae