Subpiatrǎ 2/1R (Miocene of Romania)

Also known as Subpiatra 2/1R

Where: Bihor, Romania (47.0° N, 22.3° E: paleocoordinates 46.4° N, 21.9° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: MN 6 (13.7 - 12.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; sandy claystone and siltstone

• Environment not really commented on
• In the Subpiatrã 2/1R and 2/1L localities microvertebrate remains and terrestrial molluscs were found in 15-20 cm thick sandy clay and silt deposits, interbedded into a series of clay and calcareous clay layers.

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 200044: authorized by Terri Cleary, entered by Terri Cleary on 28.02.2019

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• All fossils so far belong to the Ţării Crişurilor Museum in Oradea
Osteichthyes
 Salientia -
Latonia gigantea Lartet 1851 frog
 Salientia - Ranidae
Rana (Pelophylax) sp. Linnaeus 1758 frog
 Caudata - Urodela
Salamandridae indet. Gray 1825 newt
This paper discusses min. no. of individuals rather than specimens
Triturus sp. Rafinesque 1815 newt
Numbers of non-mammals from this paper are given as minimum number of individuals
Reptilia
 Testudines - Panemydidae
Emydidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 turtle
 Crocodylia -
cf. Diplocynodon sp. Pomel 1847 crocodilian
 Squamata - Lacertidae
Lacerta sp. Linnaeus 1758 squamates
 Squamata - Varanidae
Varanidae indet. Hardwicke and Gray 1824 monitor lizard
 Squamata - Anguidae
Ophisaurus sp. Daudin 1803 glass lizard
 Squamata - Colubridae
Colubrinae indet. Oppel 1811 colubrid snake
 Squamata - Crotalidae
Vipera sp. Laurenti 1768 pit viper
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Megacricetodon sp. Fahlbusch 1964 mouse
Democricetodon brevis Schaub 1925 mouse
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Muscardinus sansaniensis Lartet 1856 dormouse
Myoglis meini de Bruijn 1966 dormouse
 Lagomorpha -
Eurolagus fontannesi placental
Numbers of mammals from this paper are given as no. of molars