Moreda 1L, stage 1 (Pliocene of Spain)

Also known as Mo1L-1

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, MN15.

Environment/lithology: fissure fill

• '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 made up of an alternation of red clayish levels cemented by carbonate materials that display a minimum thickness of 1.78m. The clayish level (from 2-6cm thick) contains faunal remains. It includes some calcareous detritic elements of centimetric size. The other levels are cemented carbonate materials, thatt also include centimetric limestone pebbles. These levels do not contain fauna. There are some fractures that affect the deposit and are filled with clayish materials that are very rich in micromammals. To the top an erosive stage is noticeable, which was later sealed by a stalagmite crust. This alternation of levels is named Mo1L-1; it is so compacted that it is very difficult to extract the fossils.'

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk,

• the material is so compacted that the specimens are very scarce and fragmented.

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 34999: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 24.10.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Muridae
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Soricidae indet. Fischer 1814 shrew