Strekov (Quaternary of Slovakia)

Where: Slovakia (47.9° N, 18.4° E: paleocoordinates 47.9° N, 18.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Quaternary (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• "On the basis of paleontologic material the fossiliferous bed ins ranged to the late Villafranchian, i.e. to the initial Quaternary phase (pre-Danubian). According to the authors, the older, partly redeposited secondary faunal elements of the Plio-Pleistocene type were locally transported from the close vicinity (from older sedimentary beds). The mixed fauna represents the Villafranchian type..."

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; poorly lithified, gray sandstone and poorly lithified, shelly/skeletal, calcareous conglomerate

• light grey quartzose lacustrine sands, above is an unconformable fossiliferous layer of limonitized gravels containing fossil fauna

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: P. Holec. 1985. Finds of mastodon (Proboscidea, Mammalia) relics in Neogene and Quaternary sediments of Slovakia (CSSR). Zapadne Karpaty, ser. paleontologia 10:13-53 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34583: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 10.09.2003, edited by Hannah O'Regan

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
"Dicerorhinus megarhinus" = Dihoplus megarhinus
"Dicerorhinus megarhinus" = Dihoplus megarhinus de Christol 1835 rhinoceros
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Anancus sp. Aymard 1855 gomphothere
 Proboscidea - Mammutidae
Mammut sp. Blumenbach 1799 mastodon
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Mammuthus meridionalis Nesti 1825 mammoth
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
Sus scrofa Linnaeus 1758 wild boar
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Bison sp. Hamilton-Smith 1827 bison
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Alces sp. Gray 1821 moose
Cervus sp. Linnaeus 1758 deer