Foz do Enxarrique (Quaternary of Portugal)

Where: Castelo Branca, Portugal (39.7° N, 7.7° W: paleocoordinates 39.7° N, 7.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Quaternary (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• contemporary with Paleolithic excavations nearby but from a distinct location. Concretionary bed is covered by 6 m of Pleistocene silts and sands. U-series date = 33,000 ± 500 BP.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; concretionary, calcareous lithology not reported and siltstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1985

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 34510: 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