Moreda 1L, stage 2 (Pliocene of Spain)

Also known as Mo1L-2

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).'
• stage 2 is 'made up of an alternation of fine grained materials with carbonate pebbles and clayish levels similar to those of stage 1 (Mo1L-1), but being less frequent and thinner (3-4cm). This deposit is 3m thick and has very little fauna.

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 35000: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 24.10.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Muridae
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae