Mealhada (Pleistocene of Portugal)

Where: Aveiro, Portugal (40.4° N, 8.5° W: paleocoordinates 40.4° N, 8.4° W)

When: Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.1 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; unlithified lithology not reported

• The sediments and the fauna of this river terrace wasinitially correlated with the Riss-Würm interglacial (Antunes, 1986)and later with a Riss interstadial (Antunes et al., 1988; Cunha-Ribeiro, 1999).

Size class: macrofossils

• Tarsal bone

Primary reference: J. Serangeli, T. V. Kolfschoten, B. M. Starkovichm and I. Verheijen. 2015. The European saber-toothed cat (Homotherium latidens) found in the "Spear Horizon" at Schöningen (Germany). 89:172-180 [M. Uhen/J. So]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 189830: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Jeankyong So on 18.11.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Carnivora - Felidae
Homotherium latidens Teilhard 1936 cat