Covrigi (Pliocene of Romania)

Where: Romania (44.7° N, 23.2° E: paleocoordinates 44.9° N, 22.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• Middle Pliocene, early Gauss chron.


• The fauna is from the lower part of a sand and gravel horizon situated between coal beds 12 and 15.

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: M. U. Feru, C. Radulescu, and P. Samson. 1983. Succession des Mammiferes Plio-Pleistocenes dans le Bassin Dacique (Roumanie). Ann. Inst. Geol. Geophys. 59:161-167 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 39682: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 03.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus sp. Linnaeus 1758 horse
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Anancus arvernensis Croizet and Jobert 1828 gomphothere
 Proboscidea - Mammutidae
Mammut borsoni Hays 1834 mastodon
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Cervus perrieri, "Metacervocerus pardinensis" = Cervus (Metacervocerus)
"Metacervocerus pardinensis" = Cervus (Metacervocerus) deer