Moreda 1L, stage 3, 1st level (Pliocene of Spain)

Also known as Mo1L-3

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.

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).'
• the last stage in the deposits (including both Mo1L-3 and Mo1L-4) is made up of cemented clayish materials that, towards the central part, include angular blocks of materials from the previous deposits and from the surrounding rock. Mo1L-3 is the most brecciated part.

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 35001: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 24.10.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Muridae
Castillomys crusafonti Michaux 1969 mouse
Occitanomys brailloni Michaux 1969 mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae