Atapuerca TD5 (Pleistocene of Spain)

Also known as Gran Dolina

Where: Castilla-Leon, Spain (42.4° N, 3.5° W: paleocoordinates 42.4° N, 3.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• Dated between 0.99Ma (end Jaramillo) and 0.78Ma (Brunhes/Matuyama boundary).

Environment/lithology: fissure fill

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: E. Carbonell, M. Esteban, A. Martin Najera, M. Mosquera, X.P. Rodriguez, A. Olle, R. Sala, J.M. Verges, J.M. Bermudez Castro and A.I. Ortega. 1999. The Pleistocene site of Gran Dolina, Sierra de Atapuerca, Spain: a history of the archaeological investigations. Journal of Human Evolution 1999(37):313-324 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: archaeological analysis

PaleoDB collection 34920: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 17.10.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Muridae
Apodemus aff. flavicollis1 Eurasian field mouse
Micromys savini1 harvest mouse
Micromys minutus1 harvest mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Allocricetus sp.1, Pliomys episcopalis1, Allophaiomys chalinei1, "Microtus seseae" = Microtus1, "Stenocranius gregaloides" = Microtus (Stenocranius)1, "Terricola arvalidens" = Microtus1
Allocricetus sp.1 Schaub 1930 mouse
"Microtus seseae" = Microtus1 vole
"Stenocranius gregaloides" = Microtus (Stenocranius)1 vole
"Terricola arvalidens" = Microtus1 vole
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Marmota sp.1 Frisch 1775 marmot
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Eliomys helleri1 dormouse
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Stephanorhinus etruscus3 Falconer 1868 rhinoceros
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Ursus sp.2 Linnaeus 1758 bear
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canis mosbachensis2 Soergel 1925 canine
 Carnivora - Felidae
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
Crocuta crocuta2 Erxleben 1777 spotted hyaena