Also known as Valea Tetoi, Graunceanu
Where: Romania (44.8° N, 23.9° E: paleocoordinates 44.9° N, 23.6° E)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)
• Late Pliocene, just before the Olduvai event (based on palaeomagnetism). Faunal comparison indicates that the Lower Faunal Horizon (Tetoiu 1) correlates with the upper part of the Khaprov faunal complex, upper MN17 (St Vallier Zone), probably equivalent to the Tiglian warm stage. It is suggested that Valea Graunceanului correlates with zone 5C of the Tiglian, and is a warmer pahse than that represnted by La Pietris.
• Site is approximately 88m below the top of the section, at the base of a silty sand, about 1.5m thick.
Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrinesilty, sandy
Size class: macrofossils
Primary reference: A. Bolomey. 1965. Die fauna zweier villafrankischer Fundstellen in Rumaenien. Berichte der geologischen Gesellschaft der DDR, Berlin 10(1):77-88 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details
Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis
PaleoDB collection 39846: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 09.06.2004
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