Masia del Barbo 2A (Miocene of Spain)

Also known as MBA

Where: Aragon, Spain (40.4° N, 2.6° W: paleocoordinates 40.6° N, 3.5° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Alfambra Formation, Vallesian (11.6 - 8.7 Ma)

• Upper Vallesian, Miocene, MN10.


• 'the lowermost grey clay of about 30cm thick contains bones and teeth. This is the Masio del Barbo 2A site (MBA).

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, chemical, sieve,

• Material stored in the collection of the Geologisch Instituut, Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht.

Primary reference: A. van de Weerd. 1976. Rodent faunas of the Mio-Pliocene continental sediments of the Teruel-Alfambra region, Spain. Utrecht Micropalaeontological Bulletins, Special Publication 2:1-217 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/L. van den Hoek Ostende]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35301: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 26.11.2003, edited by Erin Leckey

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Taxonomic list

• Spermophilinus turolensis is recorded by reference 9679 as being present in Masia del Barbo, but it is not specified whether it is from level IIA or IIB.
 Rodentia - Muridae
Progonomys hispanicus van der Weerd 1976 mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Hispanomys peralensis van de Weerd 1976 mouse
Cricetodon sp.2 Lartet 1851 mouse
Democricetodon sp. Fahlbusch 1964 mouse
1 upper M2.
 Rodentia - Gliridae
"Tempestia hartenbergeri" = Tempestia hartenbergeri, "Eliomys hartenbergeri n. sp." = Tempestia hartenbergeri1, Muscardinus (Muscardinus) crusafonti
"Tempestia hartenbergeri" = Tempestia hartenbergeri de Bruijn 1966 dormouse
"Eliomys hartenbergeri n. sp." = Tempestia hartenbergeri1 de Bruijn 1966 dormouse
not specified whether Masia del Barbo II A or B
Muscardinus (Muscardinus) crusafonti Hartenberger 1966 dormouse