Valea Mijlociei, Tetoiu 2 middle faunal horizon (Pleistocene of Romania)

Where: Romania (44.8° N, 23.9° E: paleocoordinates 44.8° N, 23.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)

• Early Pleistocene. Faunal comparison indicates that the Middle Faunal Horizon (Tetoiu 2) correlates with the ?Tasso faunal unit, Seneze zone, Eburonian cold stage and Domashkinianhorizon/Odessan faunal complex. The middle faunal horizon corresponds to a general cooling and drying of the climate.

•A sequence of cross-bedded sands and gravels 1.5m thick, approximately 43m from the top of the section.

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine

• The Middle faunal horizon is at the top of a 40m sequence of sands with gravel and pebble lenses and thin clay intercalations. 'The beds have an average dip of 1 to 2 degrees SE.'
• A sequence of cross-bedded sands and gravels 1.5m thick.

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 39850: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 09.06.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Allohippus stenonis
Allohippus stenonis mitilanensis
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus stenonis Cocchi 1867 horse
Allohippus stenonis mitilanensis
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Mammuthus meridionalis Nesti 1825 mammoth
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae