Where: Italy (43.7° N, 10.7° E: paleocoordinates 43.6° N, 10.7° E)
When: Late/Upper Pliocene to Late/Upper Pliocene (3.6 - 0.8 Ma)
• P. pardoides seems to be present in Eurasia from the Late Pliocene (Kvabebi, Georgia and Shamar, Mongolia, more than 2.6 Ma, Hemmer et al., 2004) to the latest Early Pleistocene (Vallparadís, Spain, layer EVT7, ∼0.83 Ma, Madurell-Malapeira et al., 2010b). The Montopoli local
•fauna has been correlated by Lindsay et al. (1980) to
•the base of the Matuyama magnetic chron (∼2.6 Ma),
•approximately at the same age of Perrier-Étouaries, so the
•specimen described in the present work represents one of
•the earliest records of P. pardoides.
Environment/lithology: terrestrial; sandy gravel
•sites show important variability in land cover, with
•forests, woodlands, grasslands and transitional ranges
•(Hemmer et al., 2004).
•sands outcropped in at least two localities: “l’Uccellatoio”
•hill and “Poggio di Montevecchio”, both located a few kilometers
•southeast of the town of Montopoli (De Giuli and
Size class: macrofossils
• The left upper carnassial IGF 15358 is in good state of preservation, although the two anterior roots are broken (Fig. 2).
Collected by Forsyth Major in 1880
Primary reference: M. Cherin, D. A. Iurino, and R. Sardella. 2013. Earliest occurrence of Puma pardoides (Owen, 1846) (Carnivora, Felidae) at the Plio/Pleistocene transition in western Europe: New evidence from the Middle Villafranchian assemblage of Montopoli, Italy. C. R. Palevol 12:165-171 [M. Uhen/G. Halstead-Johnson/M. Uhen]more details
Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis
PaleoDB collection 189027: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Guinevive Halstead-Johnson on 28.09.2017
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