Tortajada B (Miocene of Spain)

Also known as TOB

Where: Aragon, Spain (40.4° N, 2.6° W: paleocoordinates 40.5° N, 3.2° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Alfambra Formation, Turolian (8.7 - 5.3 Ma)

• Middle Turolian, MN12, Late Miocene

Environment/lithology: black lignite

• 'The basal part of the section belongs to the Peral formation. It consists of 2m of red sandstones with some scattered pebbles as well as thin layers of pebbles, followed by 1m of yellow sandstones. Next follows the Alfambra Formation: 0.2m of grey marl and lignite, 0.4m of grey limestone, a not exposed interval of 1m, 0.8m of grey marl (the TOA locality) with some very thin streaks of lignite, some molluscs and plants root imprints. 6.7m of marly limestone, 0.1m of black lignitic clay (the Tortajada B mammal locality).'

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, chemical, sieve,

• Specimens are stored at 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 35312: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 28.11.2003

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Rodentia - Muridae
Parapodemus gaudryi Dames 1883 mouse
Parapodemus gaudryi barbarae n. subsp.
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Hispanomys freudenthali van de Weerd 1976 mouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae