Cava Sud, Brecce di Soave, Monte Tondo, Verona, Northern Italy (Pleistocene of Italy)

Also known as Soave Cava Sud

Where: Verona, Italy (45.4° N, 11.3° E: paleocoordinates 45.4° N, 11.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)

• Latest Early Pleistocene (upper Villafranchian), Early Biharian.

Environment/lithology:

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: Material curated in the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona. Originally published as one collection, but has now been subdivided into Cava north and south.

Primary reference: M. Bon, G. Piccoli, and B. Sala. 1991. I giacimenti Quaternari di vertebrati fossili nell'Italia Nord-Orientale. Memorie degli Instituti di Geologia e Mineralogia dell'Universita di Padova 47:185-231 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 43644: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 18.08.2004

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Taxonomic list

Pisces
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"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes
"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes Huxley 1880 bony fish
Reptilia
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Reptilia indet. Laurenti 1768 reptile
Aves
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Aves indet. Linnaeus 1758 bird
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Muridae
Apodemus sp., "Apodemus sylvaticus" = Mus sylvaticus
Apodemus sp. Kaup 1829 Eurasian field mouse
not listed in Kotsakis et al. 2003.
"Apodemus sylvaticus" = Mus sylvaticus Linnaeus 1758 wood mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Allocricetus sp. Schaub 1930 mouse
not listed in Kotsakis et al. 2003.
Mimomys sp. Forsyth-Major 1902 vole
"Clethrionomys sp." = Myodes Pallas 1811 vole
Microtus nivalinus vole
not listed in Kotsakis et al. 2003.
Microtus sp. Schrank 1798 vole
not listed in Kotsakis et al. 2003.
Microtus ex gr. arvalis Pallas 1779 common vole
not listed in Kotsakis et al. 2003.
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Lepus sp. Linnaeus 1758 hare
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Talpa ex gr. minor Freudenberg 1914 mole
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Sorex bor Reumer 1984 long-tailed shrew
Sorex (Drepanosorex) praearaneus Kormos 1934 long-tailed shrew
Sorex araneus tetragonurus
Petenyia hungarica Kormos 1934 red-toothed shrew
Neomys aff. newtoni water shrew
Crocidura zorzii white-toothed shrew
Crocidura zorzii white-toothed shrew
Crocidura zorzii white-toothed shrew
Beremendia fissidens Petényi 1864 shrew
 Chiroptera - Vespertilionidae
Vespertilio sp. Linnaeus 1758 vesper bat
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canis lupus Linnaeus 1758 gray wolf
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Cervus cornaliai D'Erasmo 1933 deer