Masia del Barbo 2B (Miocene of Spain)

Also known as MBB

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 section continues (following on from Masia del Barbo 2A) with 3.4m of white and marly limestone. The lower 1.8m has a complex structure with many pockets of silt, greenish clay and debris of marl, lignite and molluscs. The silts pockets are mottled because of soft black lignite fragments. The pockets contain remains of large and small mammals. This is the Masia del Barbo 2B locality (MBB).'

Size classes: macrofossils, 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 35302: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 26.11.2003, edited by Erin Leckey and Lars van den Hoek Ostende

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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
Progonomys cathalai Schaub 1938 mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Hispanomys peralensis van de Weerd 1976 mouse
Cricetodon sp.2 Lartet 1851 mouse
Neocricetodon occidentalis3 Aguilar 1982 mouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Heteroxerus sp. Stehlin and Schaub 1951 squirrel
Heteroxerus sp. A
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Tempestia hartenbergeri de Bruijn 1966 dormouse
Muscardinus (Muscardinus) crusafonti Hartenberger 1966 dormouse
 Rodentia - Castoridae