Iaras-1 (Pliocene of Romania)

Also known as Iaras-Cariera Noua

Where: Romania (45.9° N, 25.6° E: paleocoordinates 46.0° N, 25.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• Late Early Pliocene (beginning of the Gauss Chron) (R&S, 2001). Middle Pliocene (MN15) (R&S, 1985). Iaras 1 = lower level, ferruginous sands.

•In the Baraolt Basin, Brasov Depression.

Environment/lithology:

• ferruginous sands.

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: C. Radulescu and P. Samson. 1985. Pliocene and Pleistocene mammalian biostratigraphy in southeastern Transylvania (Romania). Travaux de l'Institut de Speologie "Emile Racovitza". 24:85-95 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 39681: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 03.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Latest occurence of Ruscinian taxa.
Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Stephanorhinus cf. leptorhinus rhinoceros
more hypsodont form
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
Tapirus arvernensis Croizet and Jobert 1828 tapir
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion cf. malustenense hipparionine horse
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Anancus arvernensis Croizet and Jobert 1828 gomphothere
 Proboscidea - Mammutidae
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae