Fuente Nueva 1 (Pliocene of Spain)

Also known as Fuentenueva 1 FN-1

Where: Granada, Spain (37.7° N, 2.5° W: paleocoordinates 37.8° N, 2.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Lower Member (Baza Formation), Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• Late Pliocene, MN17. in the lowest member of the Baza formation.

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; white, calcareous limestone

• 'The lower member is mainly build up of whitish limestones that host the Fuente Nueva 1 site.' The site is placed in the lacustrine calcareous lower member of the Baza Fm, just below the middle fluvatile member.'

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: In the collection of the Museum of Orce.

Primary reference: B. Martinez-Navarro, A. Turq, J. Agusti and O. Oms. 1998. The Pliocene-Pleistocene section of the Fuente Nueva (Orce, Guadix-Baza Basin, Prov. of Granada, Spain) and the Fuente Nueva 3 site. In Agusti, J., Oms, O. and Martin-Suarez, E., 1998, The Plio-Pleistocene vertebrate succession of the Guadix-Baza Basin (SE Spain), European Quaternary Mammal Research Association (INQUA-SEQS) 18-22 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: archaeological analysis

PaleoDB collection 34941: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 21.10.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Rodentia - Muridae
Apodemus dominans Eurasian field mouse
Castillomys crusafonti Michaux 1969 mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Mimomys aff. medasensis vole
Mimomys sp. (aff. medasensis)
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus stenonis Cocchi 1867 horse
Equus stenonis vireti
 Ferae -
Carnivora indet. Bowditch 1821 carnivoran
distal tibia, Small size
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae