Collecurti, Colfiorito Basin, Central Italy (Pleistocene to of Italy)

Also known as Colle Curti

Where: Italy (43.0° N, 12.9° E: paleocoordinates 42.9° N, 12.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Early/Lower Pleistocene to Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.1 Ma)

• Jaramillo event (roughly 1.0-0.95Ma). Early-Middle Pleistocene. Villafranchian-Galerian turnover, Early Biharian.

Environment/lithology: lacustrine

• Lacustrine sedimentary basin.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: 'The micromammal remains of Colfiorito are represented by a number of very shattered, unrecognizable, and thus meaningless, bony fragments and by a few teeth, some of which, instead, are decisive from both systematical and stratigraphical points of view.'

Primary reference: G. Ficcarelli, M. Magnatti, and P. Mazza. 1990. Occurrence of Microtus (Allophaiomys) gr. pliocaenicus in the Pleistocene lacustrine basin of Colfiorito (Umbria-Marchean Apennine, Central Italy). Bollettino della Societa Paleontologica Italiana 29(1):89-90 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 49239: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 12.04.2005

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Taxonomic list

• Only the micromammal remains are described in Ficcarelli et al. 1990.
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Microtus (Allophaiomys) sp.2 Schrank 1798 vole
2 right upper M1.
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Stephanorhinus cf. hundsheimensis1 Toula 1902 rhinoceros
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Ursus cf. etruscus1 Cuvier 1823 bear
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canis arnensis1 Del Campana 1913 canine
 Ungulata - Hippopotamidae
Hippopotamus cf. antiquus1 Desmarest 1822 hippo
large size.
 Ungulata - Cervidae
"Pseudodama cf. farnetensis" = Cervus (Metacervocerus)1, Megaceroides verticornis1
"Pseudodama cf. farnetensis" = Cervus (Metacervocerus)1 deer