Cueva del Agua (Pleistocene of Spain)

Where: Granada, Spain (37.8° N, 3.0° W: paleocoordinates 37.8° N, 3.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.1 Ma)

• Late Middle Pleistocene, similar to Arago.

Environment/lithology: karst

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: N. L. Martinez and A. R. Bustos. 1977. Descubrimiento de dos yacimientos del Pleistoceno medio en el karst de la Sierra Alfaguara (Granada). Sintesis estratigraphica de este periodo en la region Betica. Estudios Geologicos 33:255-265 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34842: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 07.10.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Osteichthyes
 Salientia - Discoglossidae
cf. Alytes sp. Wagler 1829 midwife toad
Aves
  -
Aves indet. Linnaeus 1758 bird
Reptilia
 Squamata - Lacertidae
Lacertidae indet. Bonaparte 1831 lizard
 Squamata - Anguidae
Anguidae indet. Gray 1825 lizard
 Squamata - Colubridae
Colubrinae indet. Oppel 1811 colubrid snake
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Muridae
Apodemus cf. sylvaticus Linnaeus 1758 wood mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Allocricetus bursae, Pliomys lenki, Mimomys sp., Arvicola cf. sapidus, Microtus brecciensis, "Pitymys (Meridiopitymys) ex gr. duodecimcostatus" = Microtus
Allocricetus bursae mouse
Allocricetus bursae cf. pyrenaicus
Mimomys sp. Forsyth-Major 1902 vole
Microtus brecciensis Forsyth Major 1905 vole
"Pitymys (Meridiopitymys) ex gr. duodecimcostatus" = Microtus vole
Pitymys (Meridiopitymys) grupo duodecimcostatus
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Eliomys quercinus Linnaeus 1766 garden doormouse
Eliomys quercinus granatensis nov. ssp.
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Lepus sp. Linnaeus 1758 hare
Oryctolagus cf. cuniculus Linnaeus 1758 European rabbit
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Talpa sp. Linnaeus 1758 mole
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus sp. Linnaeus 1758 horse
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Soricinae indet. Fischer von Waldheim 1817 red-toothed shrew
Neomys sp. Kaup 1829 water shrew
Crocidura sp. Wagler 1832 white-toothed shrew
 Chiroptera -
Chiroptera indet. Blumenbach 1779 bat
 Chiroptera - Vespertilionidae
Myotis sp. Kaup 1829 vesper bat
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Ursus cf. deningeri Reichenau 1904 bear
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Mustelidae indet. Fischer 1817 mustelid carnivore
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canidae indet. Fischer 1817 canid
 Carnivora - Felidae
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Cervidae indet. Gray 1821 deer
Capreolus sp. Gray 1821 roe