Huelago Road, level 5 (Pliocene to of Spain)

Also known as Huelago carretera level 5

Where: Andalucia, Spain (37.4° N, 3.3° W: paleocoordinates 37.5° N, 3.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Pliocene to Pliocene (5.3 - 0.0 Ma)

• Date: MN16b, Late Villafranchian, Plio-Pleistocene boundary, Villanyian/Biharian. The Huelago section is 67m thick. The large mammal site occurs at the base of the carbonate span of the upper unit, built up by a set of siltstones and lacustrine carbonates that crop out extensively in the surroundings of the site.

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: F. Robles. 1989. Moluscos continentales del Plio-Pleistoceno de la cuenca de Guadix-Baza. In A.T. Alberdi and F.P. Bonadonna (eds.), Geologia y Paleontologia de la cuenca de Guadix-Baza. Trabajos sobre el Neogeno Cuaternario, Museo National de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC), Madrid 127-138 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35240: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 20.11.2003

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Taxonomic list

Hauffenia sp.
Hauffenia species 2.
 Cardiida - Sphaeriidae
Sphaerium sp. Scopoli 1777 fingernail clam
 Pulmonata - Pupillidae
Vertigo sp. Muller 1774 slug
 Helicoidea - Helicidae
Helicidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 slug
 Basommatophora - Lymnaeidae
Lymnaea sp. Lamarck 1799 pulmonate