Nuraghe su Casteddu, Sardegna (Sardinia) (Pliocene of Italy)

Where: Sardinia, Italy (40.3° N, 9.4° E: paleocoordinates 40.5° N, 8.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: MN 16 (3.2 - 2.6 Ma)

• Thought to be a similar date to Triversa (MN16a), Villanyian, Lower Villafranchian.


• A clayey level, ?lower? than the basalt. 'In un livello argilloso sottostante ai basalti della valle del Rio Cedrino.'

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: Site has a rich continental mollusc fauna (mentioned, but not listed here).

Primary reference: T. Kotsakis. 1986. Elementi di paleobiogeographia dei mammiferi Terziari dell Italia. Hystrix 1:25-68 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 49359: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 14.04.2005, edited by Evangelos Vlachos

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Taxonomic list

 Salientia - Discoglossidae
Discoglossidae indet. G√ľnther 1859 painted frog
 Testudines - Panemydidae
Emys orbicularis Linnaeus 1758 European pond turtle
 Squamata - Colubridae
? Coluber sp. Linnaeus 1758 racer
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Eliomys (Hypnomys) sp. Wagner 1840 dormouse
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Talpa sp. Linnaeus 1758 mole
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Episoriculus aff. gibberodon Petenyi 1864 red-toothed shrew
 Chiroptera -
Chiroptera indet. Blumenbach 1779 bat