Gura Galbena (Miocene of Moldova)

Where: Tighina Departement, Moldova (46.7° N, 28.7° E: paleocoordinates 47.0° N, 28.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• The original age is Meotian

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; gray, green, sandy claystone

• sandy clays, green to gray

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: material collected by Macarovici himself

Primary reference: G. N. Macarovici. 1936. Restes de mammiferes fossiles de la Bessarabie meridionale. Ann. Sci. Univ. Jassy 22:349-367 [E. Fara/E. Fara/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36139: authorized by Emmanuel Fara, entered by Emmanuel Fara on 14.01.2004, edited by Mark Uhen

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Lepus sp. Linnaeus 1758 hare
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Aceratherium schlosseri rhinoceros
molars
Aceratherium incisivum Cuvier 1824 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion gracile hipparionine horse
 Carnivora - Felidae
Machairodus sp. Kaup 1833 cat
? Felis sp. Linnaeus 1758 cat
a canine
 Proboscidea - Mammutidae
"Mastodon borsoni" = Mammut borsoni
"Mastodon borsoni" = Mammut borsoni Hays 1834 mastodon
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
"Sus major" = Microstonyx major
"Sus major" = Microstonyx major Gervais 1848 pig
 Artiodactyla - Giraffidae
Helladotherium duvernoyi Gaudry and Lartet 1856 giraffe
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
"Damacerus bessarabica" = Cervavitus
"Damacerus bessarabica" = Cervavitus deer