Las Caldas (Pleistocene of Spain)

Where: Spain (43.3° N, 5.9° W: paleocoordinates 43.3° N, 5.9° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: cave; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate, anthropogenic

Primary reference: M. S. Corchón-Rodriguez, A. Mateos, E. A. Fernández, E. Peñalver, X. Delclòs and J. Made. 2008. Ressources complémentaires et mobilité dans le Magdalénien cantabrique. Nouvelles données sur les mammifères marins, les crustacés, les mollusques et les roches organogènes de la Grotte de Las Caldas (Asturies, Espagne). L’anthropologie 112:284-327 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 96706: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 28.06.2010

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Maxillopoda
 Sessilia - Coronulidae
Coronula diadema Linnaeus 1767 whale barnacle
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Pecten maximus" = Pecten maxima
"Pecten maximus" = Pecten maxima Linnaeus 1758 scallop
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Mytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck 1819 mussel
 Pholadida - Teredinidae
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Nucella lapillus Linnaeus 1758 murex snail
 Littorinoidea - Littorinidae
Littorina obtusata Linnaeus 1758 periwinkle
 Velutinoidea - Triviidae
Trivia sp. Broderip 1837 snail
Scaphopoda
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
Dentaliidae indet. Gray 1834 tusk shell
Mammalia
 Carnivora - Phocidae
Halichoerus grypus Fabricius 1791 grey seal
 Odontoceti - Physeteridae
Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus 1758 sperm whale
subspecies catodon
 Delphinoidea - Delphinidae
Globicephala melas Traill 1809 long-finned pilot whale