Moreda 1, stage 2 (Pliocene of Spain)

Also known as Mo1-A

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.

Environment/lithology: fissure fillbioturbated, fine-grained, gray, blue

• 'infillings in the karstic fissures formed in the Liasic limestones in the last spurs of Sierra Harana (External zone of the Cordillera Betica).'
• 'It is formed by 2.20m for basically fine grained laminated clayish material.' These contain manganese and iron oxides which produce blue and grey tones and infill small bioturbation traces (roots or animals). 'The deposit shows a banding where there is an alternation between clay layers with very few remains and layers very rich in fossil remains.'

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: bone collector, coprolite

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 34997: 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
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Mimomys occitanus Thaler 1955 vole
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Eliomys truci Mein and Michaux 1970 dormouse
Eliomys intermedius Priant 1953 dormouse
Glis sackdillingensis Heller 1930 dormouse
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Archaeodesmana sp. Topachevski and Pashkov 1983 mole
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Episoriculus gibberodon Petenyi 1864 red-toothed shrew