Budakalasz (Pleistocene of Hungary)

Also known as Budakalász

Where: Fejer, Hungary (47.6° N, 19.1° E: paleocoordinates 47.6° N, 19.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• Middle Plesitocene, Biharian.

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; lime mudstone

• 'loose layers of lime mud'

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: bulk,

• Site reported by Soproni of the Szentendre Museum and excavated by Janossy in 1952. 'No attempts were made to collect microfauna remains at Budakalasz, and the site was subsequently demolished by quarrying.'

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 35475: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 17.12.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Only the second finding of Hippoptamus in the Carpathian basin (the other was at Uromhegy). Both sites are thought to be of the same age.
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Stephanorhinus aff. etruscus Falconer 1868 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus stenonis Cocchi 1867 horse
E. stenonis Cocchi f. typica
 Artiodactyla - Hippopotamidae
Hippopotamus antiquus Desmarest 1822 hippo
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae