Rivoli Veronese, Adige Valley, near Verona, northeastern Italy (Pliocene of Italy)

Where: Venetia, Italy (45.6° N, 10.8° E: paleocoordinates 45.5° N, 10.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Villanyian (3.2 - 2.6 Ma)

• Late Villanyian, MN17, Late Pliocene.

Environment/lithology: fissure fill; lithology not reported

• A karst fissure fill.

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: Collection held in the Museum of Natural History, Verona.

Primary reference: B. Sala. 1996. Dinaromys allegranzii n. sp. (Mammalia, Rodentia) from Rivoli Veronese (northeastern Italy) in a Villanyian association. Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia 39(1):469-472 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 50895: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 24.05.2005

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Muridae
Apodemus dominans Eurasian field mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Ungaromys sp. Kormos 1932 mouse
Mimomys pitymyoides vole
= Pitymimomys pitymyoides after Tesakov 1998.
Mimomys cf. pliocaenicus Forsyth Major 1889 vole
Dinaromys allegranzii n. sp. vole
15 lower M1, 2 upper M1, 2 upper M3.
cf. Ellobius sp. Fischer 1814 mole-vole
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Sciurus sp. Linnaeus 1758 squirrel
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Eliomys sp. Wagner 1840 dormouse
Muscardinus pliocaenicus Kowalski 1963 dormouse
Glis minor Kowalski 1963 dormouse
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Talpa sp. Linnaeus 1758 mole
Talpa ex gr. minor Freudenberg 1914 mole
Talpa gr. T. minor - T. caeca
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Sorex bor Reumer 1984 long-tailed shrew
Sorex (Drepanosorex) praearaneus Kormos 1934 long-tailed shrew
Petenyia hungarica Kormos 1934 red-toothed shrew
Beremendia fissidens Petényi 1864 shrew
 Theriiformes -
Erinaceus sp. Linnaeus 1758 mammal