Villany locality 7 (Pliocene to of Hungary)

Also known as Villány 7

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

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Pliocene to Pliocene (5.3 - 0.0 Ma)

• the fauna is 'intermediate between the Villanyian and the Biharian.'


Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk,

• 'the whole of the material of this locality was collected by Kretzoi in 1955.'

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 35473: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 17.12.2003

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Taxonomic list

Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
 Salientia - Bufonidae
? Bufo sp. Laurenti 1768 toad
 Squamata - Anguidae
 Ophidia -
Ophidia indet. snake
ca. 3,400 specimens
 Rodentia - Muridae
Apodemus leptodus Eurasian field mouse
Apodemus cf. sylvaticus Linnaeus 1758 wood mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
"Pitymys hintoni" = Microtus vole
Lagurodon arankae mouse
Lagurodon arankae-pannonicus
Cricetus cricetus Linnaeus 1758 European hamster
C. cricetus (? runtonensis)
 Rodentia - Spalacidae
Spalax advenus blind mole
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Talpa fossilis Petenyi 1864 mole
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Sorex runtonensis Hinton 1911 long-tailed shrew
Beremendia fissidens Petényi 1864 shrew
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Mustelidae indet. Fischer 1817 mustelid carnivore
Mustela sp. Linnaeus 1758 weasel
 Urticales - Dilleniidae
Celtis sp. Linnaeus 1753 hackberry