Casal do Torquato (Quaternary of Portugal)

Where: Lisboa, Portugal (39.0° N, 9.0° W: paleocoordinates 39.2° N, 9.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Quaternary (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• found in well, 5-6 m deep, at level ascribed to the last interglacial (Ross-Würm, Eemian)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; pebbly, sandy conglomerate and black, yellow, carbonaceous claystone

• fossil found "in a gravel and sandy bed with pebbles, overlain by yellow clays with carbonate and lying on black clays"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1931, 1943

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 34511: 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