Where: Romania (44.8° N, 23.9° E: paleocoordinates 44.9° N, 23.6° E)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)
• Late Pliocene, just before the Olduvai event (based on palaeomagnetism). Faunal comparison indicates that the Lower Faunal Horizon (Tetoiu 1) correlates with the upper part of the Khaprov faunal complex, upper MN17 (St Vallier Zone), probably equivalent to the Tiglian warm stage.
•Site is about 98m below the top of the section, and consists of a succession of sands 1m thick, fossil remains come from the base of these sands.
•'The beds have an average dip of 1 to 2 degrees SE.'
Size class: macrofossils
Primary reference: C. Radulesco and P. Samson. 1990. The Plio-Pleistocene mammalian succession of the Oltet Valley, Dacic Basin, Romania. Quatarpalaontologie 8:225-232 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details
Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis
PaleoDB collection 39844: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 09.06.2004
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