Dranic 3 (Pliocene of Romania)

Also known as Dranica 3

Where: Oltenia, Romania (44.1° N, 23.9° E: paleocoordinates 44.2° N, 23.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• Four fossiliferous layers, this is the top level.

•Early-Middle Pliocene, beginning of the Middle Romanian (Pelendavian, NSM 11a), MN 15b, boundary of the Gilbert/Gauss paleomagnetic epochs.


Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: C. Radulesco and P. -M. Samson. 1996. Pliocene and Early Pleistocene arvicolids (Rodentia, Mammalia) of the Dacic Basin, Romania. Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia 39(1):401-406 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 39417: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 28.05.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Cricetidae
"Mimomys" rhabonensis vole
M. rhabonensis/Dolomys nehringi (stage 3).
"Mimomys" moldavicus vole
M. moldavicus/Propliomys (hypothetical stage 3 poorly recorded).