Rona 2 (RN2) (Paleocene of Romania)

Also known as Calcaires de Rona; River Somes

Where: Romania (47.3° N, 23.3° E: paleocoordinates 36.6° N, 21.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Rona Member (Jibou Formation), Thanetian (59.2 - 56.0 Ma)

• RN2 bed; "Calcaires de Rona"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; limestone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected in 1995-1996

Primary reference: E. Gheerbrant, V. Codrea, A. Hosu, S. Sen, C. Guernet, F. Lapparent Broin, and J. Riveline. 1999. Découverte de vertébrés dans les Calcaires de Rona (Thanétien ou Sparnacien), Transylvanie, Roumanie: les plus anciens mammifères cénozoïques d'Europe Orientale. Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae 92:517-535 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 138241: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 08.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Podocopida -
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
 Basommatophora - Planorbidae
Planorbidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 pulmonate
 Loricata -
cf. Doratodon sp. Seeley 1881 crocodilian
 Crocodylia - Crocodylidae
Crocodylidae " sp. 1 " Cuvier 1807 crocodile
 Perissodactyla -
cf. Paschatherium sp. Russell 1963 odd-toed ungulate
RN2-2 (molar)