Moreda 1, stage 4 (Pliocene of Spain)

Also known as Mo1-B

Where: Andalucia, Spain (37.3° N, 3.3° W: paleocoordinates 37.4° N, 3.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Villanyian (3.2 - 2.6 Ma)

• Late Pliocene, MN16. Stage 4 is 'Sideways to previous deposits'.

Environment/lithology: fissure fillpebbly

• Breccia. 'infillings in the karstic fissures formed in the Liasic limestones in the last spurs of Sierra Harana (External zone of the Cordillera Betica).'
• 'a breccia of angular limestone pebbles of decimetrical size, included in a cemented clayish matrix.' The remains are disordered around the pebbles and are infilled with a layer of clay and another concentric one of limestone.'

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 34998: 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
Micromys sp. Dehne 1841 harvest mouse
Occitanomys brailloni Michaux 1969 mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Eliomys truci Mein and Michaux 1970 dormouse
Eliomys intermedius Priant 1953 dormouse
Muscardinus sp. Kaup 1829 dormouse
'Muscardilnus' sp.
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Archaeodesmana sp. Topachevski and Pashkov 1983 mole
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Episoriculus gibberodon Petenyi 1864 red-toothed shrew
Beremendia sp. Kormos 1930 shrew