Subpiatrǎ 2/2 (Miocene of Romania)

Also known as Subpiatra 2/2

Where: Bihor, Romania (47.0° N, 22.3° E: paleocoordinates 46.5° N, 21.9° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: MN 7 + 8 (12.8 - 11.1 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; shelly/skeletal, brown claystone and shelly/skeletal, yellow claystone

• Environment not really commented on
• "vertebrate fossils were enclosed in a dark-brownish clay layer of about 15-20 cm thickness overlaid by 60-70 cm thick yellow clay layer, both extremely rich in planorbids."

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: M. Venczel, J. Hír, R. R. Huza and E. D. Popa Golban. 2005. A new middle Miocene vertebrate fauna from Subpiatrǎ (Bihor County, Romania). Nymphaea 12:23-38 [T. Cleary/T. Cleary]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 200051: authorized by Terri Cleary, entered by Terri Cleary on 04.03.2019

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• All fossils so far belong to the Ţării Crişurilor Museum in Oradea
Osteichthyes
 Salientia - Palaeobatrachidae
Palaeobatrachus sp. Tschudi 1839 frog
 Salientia -
Latonia gigantea Lartet 1851 frog
Numbers of non-mammals from this paper are given as minimum number of individuals
 Salientia - Hylidae
Hyla sp. Laurenti 1768 tree frog
 Caudata - Urodela
Salamandridae indet. Gray 1825 newt
This paper discusses min. no. of individuals rather than specimens
Reptilia
 Squamata - Anguidae
Ophisaurus sp. Daudin 1803 glass lizard
 Squamata - Colubridae
Colubrinae indet. Oppel 1811 colubrid snake
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Eumyarion medius Lartet 1851 mouse
Democricetodon freisingensis Fahlbusch 1964 mouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Blackia miocaenica Mein 1970 squirrel
Spermophilinus bredai von Meyer 1848 squirrel
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Glirulus lissiensis Hugueney and Mein 1965 Japanese dormouse
Muscardinus aff. sansaniensis Lartet 1856 dormouse
Myoglis meini de Bruijn 1966 dormouse
Paraglirulus werenfelsi Engesser 1972 dormouse
 Rodentia - Petauristidae
Petauristidae indet. rodent
Numbers of mammals from this paper are given as no. of molars