Draganesti-Olt (Pleistocene of Romania)

Where: Oltenia, Romania (44.2° N, 24.5° E: paleocoordinates 44.2° N, 24.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

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

• Early Pleistocene, first part of Guerin's Zone 18, Eburonian. Bed 2.


• sand and gravels.

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 39422: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 28.05.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Mimomys pliocaenicus and Mimomys newtoni are listed in Feru et al. 1983, but not in any subsequent publications.
 Rodentia - Muridae
Parapodemus sp. Schaub 1938 mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Mimomys ostramosensis vole
M. ostramosensis ssp.
"Clethrionomys kretzoii" = Myodes vole
 Rodentia - Dipodidae
Allactaga sp. Cuvier 1836 jerboa
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Trogontherium sp. Fischer von Waldheim 1809 beaver
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Desmana ex gr. nehringi Kormos 1913 Russian desman