Huelago Road, level 6 (Pliocene to of Spain)

Also known as Huelago carretera level 6

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 35242: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 20.11.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Cardiida - Sphaeriidae
Pisidium sp. Pfeiffer 1821 pea clam
 Truncatelloidea - Hydrobiidae
Prososthenia sp. Neumayr 1869 snail
Prososthenia species 2.
 Pulmonata - Ellobiidae
 Pulmonata - Vertiginidae
 Pulmonata - Pupillidae
Pupilla muscorum Linnaeus 1758 slug
 Pulmonata - Valloniidae
 Pulmonata - Milacidae
Milacidae indet. Ellis 1926 slug
 Basommatophora - Planorbidae