Lupoaia/VIII (Pliocene of Romania)

Also known as Lupoaia 8

Where: Oltenia, Romania (44.6° N, 23.5° E: paleocoordinates 44.7° N, 23.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• Fauna is from 'clay at the base of coal level VIII in the coal quarry at Lupoaia.'


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 39425: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 28.05.2004, edited by Lars van den Hoek Ostende

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Taxonomic list

• Type locality for Mimomys rhabonensis.
 Rodentia - Muridae
Apodemus dominans Eurasian field mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Mimomys rhabonensis n. sp. vole
Descrbied as subspecies of M. occitanus in 1989
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Trogontheriinae indet. Radulescu et al. 1989 beaver
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Desmana verestchagini Topachevski 1961 Russian desman
n. ssp. amutriensis
 Chiroptera -
Chiroptera indet. Blumenbach 1779 bat
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Mustelidae indet. Fischer 1817 mustelid carnivore