Where: Italy (43.0° N, 12.3° E: paleocoordinates 42.9° N, 12.2° E)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
When: Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)
• Early Pleistocene, Early Biharian, Farneta faunal unit, Latest Villafranchian. There are three separate lignite mine workings, but the levels are thought to be the roughly the same date based on the macro- and micromammalian remains.
Environment/lithology: mire or swamp; lignite
Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils
Preservation: bone collector
Collection methods: quarrying,
• The specimens were collcetd from an active lignite mine, as and when they were found. The material is stored in a small museum on the site.
Primary reference: S. Gentili, L. Abbazzi, F. Masini, P. Ambrosetti, P. Argenti and D. Torre. 1996. Voles from the Early Pleistocene of Pietrafitta (central Italy, Perugia). Acta Zoologica Cracovensia 39(1):185-199 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 42867: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 06.08.2004
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