Virghis (Pliocene of Romania)

Also known as Varghis

Where: Romania (46.1° N, 25.5° E: paleocoordinates 46.0° N, 25.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• Middle Pliocene, MN15. In the Baraolt Bason, Brasov Depression.

Environment/lithology:

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 40114: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 18.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Primates - Cercopithecidae
Dolichopithecus ruscinensis Depéret 1889 monkey
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
Tapirus arvernensis Croizet and Jobert 1828 tapir
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Anancus arvernensis Croizet and Jobert 1828 gomphothere
 Proboscidea - Mammutidae
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Bovidae indet. Gray 1821 antelope
Bison-like
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
"Metacervocerus cf. pardinensis" = Cervus (Metacervocerus)
"Metacervocerus cf. pardinensis" = Cervus (Metacervocerus) deer