Nagyharsanyhegy locality 5 (Pliocene of Hungary)

Also known as Nagyharsányhegy 5

Where: Barany, Hungary (45.8° N, 18.4° E: paleocoordinates 45.7° N, 18.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Villanyian (3.2 - 2.6 Ma)

• probably Villanyian based on the presence of Pliovormela berememdensis. Late Pliocene.


• 'The southern slope and the ridge are very strongly karstic, and the hill is composed of very steep, in places almost vertical Mesozoic formations. The first of these are Anisian dolomite in the north, which is followed by Callovian Cornbrash limestone (according to recent studies: Pliensbachian (Lower Jurassic) and then Callovian layers), then Lower and Upper Malm limestone, then a sediment hiatus in which a bauxite formation is intercalated; finally, Lower Cretaceous rocks on the southern slope of the hill. Here and there red clay containing bone remains fills the vertical clefs of the system of faults marring the hill.' (originally in Hungarian in Kretzoi (1956) translated into English by Janossy (1986).

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: D. Janossy. 1986. Pleistocene vertebrate faunas of Hungary. Developments in Palaeontology and Stratigraphy, 8. Elsevier, Amsterdam 1-208 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35382: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 09.12.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Allocricetus sp. Schaub 1930 mouse
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Crocidura sp. Wagler 1832 white-toothed shrew
Beremendia fissidens Petényi 1864 shrew