La Roma 2 (Miocene of Spain)

Also known as Teruel

Where: Teruel, Spain (40.5° N, 1.0° W: paleocoordinates 40.7° N, 1.8° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Alfambra Formation, MN 10 (9.7 - 8.7 Ma)

• Masia de La Roma is on the side of the road, while La Roma 2 is slightly further and at higher elevation

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; claystone

• white, massive marl with intercalations of mudstone, lignite, and gypsum; fossils occur within the clay portions of the marl

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Collection methods: bulk, quarrying, sieve,

Primary reference: R. Adrover, L. Alcala, J. Paricio, P. Mein, and E. Moissenet. 1982. Dos nuevos yacimientos de vertebrado terciarios continentales: "La Roma II" (Alfambra, Teruel) y Búnker de Valdecebro (Teruel). Teruel 67:7-21 [J. Alroy/J. Wertheim/J. Wertheim]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38345: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Jill Wertheim on 20.04.2004, edited by Lars van den Hoek Ostende and Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Gastropoda
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Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Muridae
Progonomys hispanicus3 van der Weerd 1976 mouse
Huerzelerimys minor3 Mein et al. 1993 mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Hispanomys sp.3 Mein and Freudenthal 1971 mouse
Hispanomys peralensis3 van de Weerd 1976 mouse
cf. Democricetodon sp.3 Fahlbusch 1964 mouse
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Myomimus sp.3 Ognev 1924 dormouse
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Prolagus crusafonti López Martinez 1977 pika
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
Galerix (Parasorex) sp. Pomel 1848 hedgehog
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Desmanella sp.3 Engesser 1972 mole
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Aceratherium incisivum3 Cuvier 1824 rhinoceros
Aceratherium alfambrense n. sp.2 Cerdeño and Alcalá 1989 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion laromae n. sp.3 Pesquero et al. 2006 hipparionine horse
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Teruelictis riparius n. gen. n. sp.4
Teruelictis riparius n. gen. n. sp.4 Salesa et al. 2013 otter
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
Ictitheriinae indet.3 Dietrich 1927 hyaena
 Proboscidea - Proboscidea
Proboscidea indet.3 proboscidean
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
Microstonyx major3 Gervais 1848 pig
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Aragoral mudejar n. gen. n. sp.1 Alcala and Morales 1997 antelope
 Artiodactyla - Moschidae
Micromeryx sp.3 Lartet 1851 musk deer