Uppony Rock Shelter 1, layer 10 (Pleistocene of Hungary)

Also known as Uppony 1, level 10

Where: Hungary (48.2° N, 20.4° E: paleocoordinates 48.2° N, 20.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.1 Ma)

• Biharian, Middle Pleistocene


• 'these lower layers were divided by a 30-40cm thick layer of calcite sediment from those above. the lower layerr are brown but not reddish in colour as are the usual, similar aged sediments of the Lower Pleistocene; this is perhaps explained by the northern exposure of the rock shelter.'

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 35476: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 17.12.2003

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia indet. Laurenti 1768 reptile
Aves indet. Linnaeus 1758 bird
 Passeriformes - Corvidae
Pyrrhocorax sp. Tunstall 1771 chough
 Rodentia - Muridae
Apodemus sylvaticus Linnaeus 1758 wood mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Allocricetus bursae, Pliomys lenki, Pliomys sp., Mimomys savini, "Clethrionomys sp." = Myodes, "Microtus arvalinus" = Microtus, "Pitymys arvalidens" = Microtus, Cricetus cricetus
Allocricetus bursae mouse
including 13 lower M1
Pliomys lenki mouse
2 lower M1
Pliomys sp. Méhely 1914 mouse
2 lower M1 and a cranium
Mimomys savini vole
ca. 3 individuals
"Clethrionomys sp." = Myodes Pallas 1811 vole
10 lower M1
"Microtus arvalinus" = Microtus vole
6 lower M1
"Pitymys arvalidens" = Microtus vole
3 lower M1
Cricetus cricetus Linnaeus 1758 European hamster
C. cr. runtonensis, 2-3 individuals
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Muscardinus cf. avellanarius Linnaeus 1758 hazel dormouse
Glis sackdillingensis Heller 1930 dormouse
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Talpa fossilis Petenyi 1864 mole
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Drepanosorex savini red-toothed shrew
Sorex subaraneus long-tailed shrew
Sorex minutus Linnaeus 1766 Eurasian pygmy shrew
 Chiroptera - Vespertilionidae
? Vespertilio sp. Linnaeus 1758 vesper bat
Nyctalus sp. n. sp. Bowdich 1925 vesper bat
(leisleri group)
Myotis cf. brandti vesper bat
Myotis cf. frater vesper bat
Myotis schaubi vesper bat
Myotis sp. n. sp. Kaup 1829 vesper bat
Myotis cf. daubentoni Kuhl 1817 vesper bat
Myotis cf. oxygnathus Monticelli 1885 vesper bat
Myotis baranensis Kormos 1934 vesper bat
Myotis cf. dasycneme Boie 1825 vesper bat
Myotis nattereri Kuhl 1818 vesper bat
Myotis cf. emarginatus Geoffroy 1806 vesper bat
Myotis cf. bechsteini Leisler 1818 vesper bat
Myotis cf. mystacinus Leisler 1819 vesper bat
Plecotus auritus Linnaeus 1758 common long-eared bat
Eptesicus sp. Rafinesque 1820 house bat
Miniopterus cf. schreibersi Natterer 1819 bend-winged bat
 Chiroptera - Rhinolophidae
Rhinolophus cf. mehelyi horseshoe bat
R. cf. Méhelyi
Rhinolophus cf. ferrumequinum Schreber 1774 greater horseshoe bat
Rhinolophus cf. hipposideros Bechstein 1800 horseshoe bat
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Ursus cf. deningeri Reichenau 1904 bear
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
"Putorius sp." = Mustela (Putorius)
"Putorius sp." = Mustela (Putorius) Cuvier 1817 polecat
 Carnivora - Felidae
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Cervus "elephas" Linnaeus 1758 deer
 Urticales - Dilleniidae
Celtis cf. australis hackberry
40 core fragments