Venta Micena (Pliocene to of Spain)

Where: Spain (37.7° N, 2.4° E: paleocoordinates 37.8° N, 2.1° E)

When: Pliocene to Pliocene (5.3 - 0.1 Ma)

Environment/lithology: poorly lithified carbonate

• . Once

•the ponds had filled with micrite sediment, water rising

•through it carried calcium carbonate upwards to be

•deposited as a soft caliche-type calcrete around the

•vertebrate bones

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: B. M. Navarro and P. Paulmqvist. 1995. Presence of the African Machairodont Megantereon whitei (Broom, 1937) (Felidae, Carnivora, Mammalia) in the Lower Pleistocene Site of Venta Micena (Orce, Granada, Spain), with some Considerations on the Origin, Evolution and Dispersal of the Genus. Journal of Archaeological Science 22(4):569-582 [M. Uhen/S. Paxson/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 188668: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Stephanie Paxson on 11.09.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Carnivora - Felidae
Megantereon whitei Broom 1937 cat