Izvoru, Layer 9 (Pleistocene of Romania)

Also known as Izvoru-2 (microfaunal level)

Where: Wallachia region, Romania (44.4° N, 24.2° E: paleocoordinates 44.5° N, 24.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)

• Lower Pleistocene.

•'possibly corresponds to a phase of warming within the Eburonian (prior to horizon of Brielle), upper part of the Seneze zone).' (R&S, 1986). probably MN17.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; concretionary, green, sandy siltstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: M. Feru, C. Radulesco, and P. Samson. 1978. Biostratigraphie (micromammiferes) des depots plio-pleistocenes de la zone de Slatina (dep. d'Olt). Travaux de l'Institut de Speologie "Emile Racovitza", Bucharest 17:117-134 [E. Fara/E. Fara/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36008: authorized by Emmanuel Fara, entered by Emmanuel Fara on 13.01.2004, edited by Hannah O'Regan

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Taxonomic list

• Arvicolidae are only represented by rhizodont species.

•Mimomys coelodus/reidi is also reported (56 specimens).

unclassified
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Bivalvia
 Unionida - Unionidae
"Wenziella wilhelmi" = Potomida, "Wenziella pseudosturi" = Potomida
"Wenziella wilhelmi" = Potomida mussel
"Wenziella pseudosturi" = Potomida mussel
Pisces
  -
"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes
"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes Huxley 1880 bony fish
Reptilia
 Testudines -
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines Batsch 1788 turtle
Aves
  -
Aves indet. Linnaeus 1758 bird
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Mimomys sp. Forsyth-Major 1902 vole
Mimomys coelodus vole
Mimomys coelodus cf. coelodus
"Clethrionomys cf. kretzoii" = Myodes vole
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
"Citellus primigenius" = Spermophilus
"Citellus primigenius" = Spermophilus ground squirrel
 Rodentia - Castoridae
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Desmana nehringi Kormos 1913 Russian desman
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Petenyia hungarica Kormos 1934 red-toothed shrew