Condeixa-a-Velha (Quaternary of Portugal)

Where: Coimbra, Portugal (40.1° N, 8.5° W: paleocoordinates 40.1° N, 8.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Quaternary (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• Quaternary conglomerates are not named; fossil from "bed 2" (= conglomerates). Probably Mindel-Sicilian II interstadial.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; calcareous conglomerate and calcareous tuff

• "Middle Jurassic limestones are overlain by 5 to 6 meters of Quaternary conglomerates with limestone elements, and these by a thick succession of calcareous tuffs and travertines."

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: M. T. Antunes and J. L. Cardoso. 1992. Quaternary elephants in Portugal: new data. Ciências de Terra 11:17-37 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34507: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 04.09.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
"Elephas antiquus" = Palaeoloxodon antiquus
"Elephas antiquus" = Palaeoloxodon antiquus Falconer and Cautley 1847 elephant