Cernatu (Pliocene of Romania)

Also known as Cernatu-Cariera Robert

Where: Romania (46.0° N, 26.0° E: paleocoordinates 46.1° N, 25.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• Later than Araci and Iaras-2, but still Middle Pliocene.


• Coarse sands.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: C. Radulescu and P.-M. Samson. 2001. Biochronology and evolution of the Early Pliocene to the Early Pleistocene mammalian faunas of Romania. Bollettino della Societa Paleontologica Italiana 40(2):285-291 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 39843: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 09.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Mimomys sp. Forsyth-Major 1902 vole
 Rodentia - Castoridae
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canidae indet. Fischer 1817 canid
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae