Pirro Nord, P. N. 34 (Pleistocene of Italy)

Also known as Cava Pirro

Where: Foggia, Italy (41.8° N, 15.5° E: paleocoordinates 41.7° N, 15.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)

• fissure fillings. Late Early Pleistocene, younger than the Tasso FU, but not Middle Pleistocene, probably Farneta FU - ?Jaramillo?. Suggested to be between 1.3-1.6 by Rook et al (2004).

Environment/lithology: fissure fill

• Karst infilling, with frequent occurrence of quartz grains - probably derived from the Apennines - indicating a palaeogeography similar to that of today.

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: L. Rook, B. Martinez-Navarro, and F. Clark-Howell. 2004. Occurrence of Theropithecus sp. in the Late Villafranchian of Southern Italy and implication for Early Pleistocene 'out of Africa' dispersals. Journal of Human Evolution 47:267-277 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 49308: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 13.04.2005

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Primates - Cercopithecidae
Theropithecus sp. Geoffroy 1843 gelada
3 cervical vertebrae