Conimbriga (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)

• beds 3-4 of section (Choffat, 1894-5). Probably Mindel-Sicilian II interstadial.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; calcareous tuff

• "upper stratigraphic unit of tuffs and travertines". Bed 4 is "calcareous tuffs in thick layers"

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 34508: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 04.09.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
"Elephas antiquus" = Palaeoloxodon antiquus
"Elephas antiquus" = Palaeoloxodon antiquus Falconer and Cautley 1847 elephant
Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866