Moreda 1, stage 1 (Pliocene of Spain)

Also known as Mo1-AO

Where: Andalucia, Spain (37.3° N, 3.3° W: paleocoordinates 37.4° N, 3.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Ruscinian (5.3 - 3.2 Ma)

• Late Pliocene, Alfambrian, MN15. Depth of stage 1 deposit is 1.7m.

Environment/lithology: fissure fill

• Infillings of the karstic fissures formed in the Liasic limestones in the last spurs of the Sierra Harana (External zone of the Cordillera Betica).
• 1.7m thick of clayish material, cemented towards its basal part and including other coarse-grained elements and limestone blocks.

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: E. Martin-Suarez. 1998. The Pliocene Moreda Karstic complex. 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) 58-63 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34996: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 24.10.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Muridae
Apodemus dominans Eurasian field mouse
Apodemus jeanteti Eurasian field mouse
Castillomys crusafonti Michaux 1969 mouse
Stephanomys donnezani mouse
Ss. donnezani
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Mimomys sp. Forsyth-Major 1902 vole
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Eliomys intermedius Priant 1953 dormouse
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Soricidae indet. Fischer 1814 shrew