Somssich Hill no. 1 (Pleistocene of Hungary)

Also known as Somssichhegy 1

Where: Barany, Hungary (45.9° N, 18.5° E: paleocoordinates 45.8° N, 18.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

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

• Biharian, Lower Pleistocene, around 1.0Ma. Betfian substage, with Allophaiomys.

Environment/lithology: fissure fill

• 'cleft filling.'

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk,

• excavated in 1975.

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 35427: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 12.12.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• numbers of specimens based on level 3 only.
 Salientia -
Aves indet. Linnaeus 1758 bird
 Ophidia -
Ophidia indet. snake
 Rodentia - Muridae
Apodemus sylvaticus Linnaeus 1758 wood mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Mimomys pusillus vole
Mimomys pusillus group. 5 lower M1s.
"Clethrionomys sp." = Myodes Pallas 1811 vole
Allophaiomys pliocaenicus Kormos 1932 vole
34 lower M1s
Lagurus arankae mouse
34 lower M1s
Cricetus cricetus Linnaeus 1758 European hamster
Cricetus cricetus nanus
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Desmana sp. Guldenstaedt 1777 Russian desman
Talpa cf. fossilis Petenyi 1864 mole
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Sorex sp. Linnaeus 1758 long-tailed shrew
Sorex runtonensis Hinton 1911 long-tailed shrew
Episoriculus gibberodon Petenyi 1864 red-toothed shrew
Crocidura kornfeldi Kormos 1934 white-toothed shrew
Beremendia fissidens Petényi 1864 shrew
 Theriiformes -
Erinaceus sp. Linnaeus 1758 mammal