Beremend locality 11 (Pliocene of Hungary)

Also known as Beremend 11

Where: Barany, Hungary (45.9° N, 18.5° E: paleocoordinates 45.8° N, 18.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Villanyian (3.2 - 2.6 Ma)

• Janossy's lower Pleistocene begins at ~2.5Ma, therefore they have been entered into the database as Pliocene.


• A large number of carp and desmans, indicating aquatic sediments.
• a cleft filled with red clay.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, salvage, sieve,

• Krolopp and myself savaged this material in the summer of 1973. 'During the course of very intensive quarrying, mining engineer Mrs Kralik collected antilope remains (horncores, parts of tooth rows, fragments of limb bones) from a cleft filled with red clay, which she presented to the Hungarian Natural History Museum. We paid a visit to the site on the receipt of the material and succeeded in obtaining for sedimentation a portion some kilograms in weight of an enormous block of red clay from the northwestern corner of the quarry.'

Primary reference: D. Janossy. 1986. Pleistocene vertebrate faunas of Hungary. Developments in Palaeontology and Stratigraphy, 8. Elsevier, Amsterdam 1-208 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35368: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 08.12.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Salientia - Ranidae
Ranidae indet. Rafinesque 1814 frog
 Galliformes - Phasianidae
Francolinus capeki Lambrecht 1933 francolin
Francolinis capeki wezensis
 Falconiformes - Falconidae
Falco sp. Linnaeus 1758 falcon
Falco sp. (small species)
 Ornithurae -
Passeriformes indet. Linnaeus 1758 perching bird
 Ophidia -
 Squamata -
Lacertilia indet. lizard
Lacertilia sp. I and II
 Rodentia - Muridae
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Mimomys stehlini vole
Mimomys mehelyi-stehlini group, 22 lower M1s
Mimomys sp. Forsyth-Major 1902 vole
Mimpmys sp. (large), 2 molars
 Rodentia - Eomyidae
 Rodentia - Zapodidae
Sicista cf. praeloriger Kormos 1930 birch mouse
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Ochotona sp. Link 1795 pika
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Desmana aff. nehringi Kormos 1913 Russian desman
Talpa sp. Linnaeus 1758 mole
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Soricidae indet. Fischer 1814 shrew
Sorex aff. minutus Linnaeus 1766 Eurasian pygmy shrew
Sorex aff. runtonensis Hinton 1911 long-tailed shrew
Petenyia hungarica Kormos 1934 red-toothed shrew
Beremendia fissidens Petényi 1864 shrew
 Chiroptera -
Chiroptera indet. Blumenbach 1779 bat
2 molars
 Carnivora - Felidae
Felidae indet. Gray 1821 cat
Felidae s. l. (large, Leo or Machairodontidae)
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae