Villany locality 8, upper loess (Pleistocene of Hungary)

Also known as Villány 8, upper loess

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

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• Upper Pleistocene, Wurm. The cave was opened from one side during quarrying and Kretzoi and his co-workers, including the author (Janossy) in 1953 and 1955, removed material in 12 layers. The series, starting from the bottom, begins with reddish clay with large calcite deposits, and in the upper layers is composed of limy loess formations.'


• 'limy loess formations'

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk,

• The upper loess contained only a few species.

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 35462: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 16.12.2003

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Taxonomic list

• grassland-steppe environment.
 Salientia - Bufonidae
Bufo sp. Laurenti 1768 toad
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
"Microtus ratticepoides" = Microtus, Microtus arvalis, "Pitymys hintoni" = Microtus, "Pitymys gregaloides" = Microtus, Cricetus cricetus
"Microtus ratticepoides" = Microtus vole
Microtus arvalis Pallas 1779 common vole
Microtus arvalis-agrestis group
"Pitymys hintoni" = Microtus vole
"Pitymys gregaloides" = Microtus vole
Cricetus cricetus Linnaeus 1758 European hamster
C. c. cf. runtonensis
 Rodentia - Spalacidae
Spalax advenus blind mole