Rotbav-Dealul Tiganilor, upper level 1, (level 2), clay A (Pleistocene of Romania)

Where: Romania (45.8° N, 25.6° E: paleocoordinates 45.9° N, 25.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.1 Ma)

• In the Baraolt Basin, Brasov Depression. Middle Pleistocene, 'Cromerian complex'. Roughly equivalent to Tarko layers 10-5, Hundsheim, Mosbach main level, St. Esteve Janson layers F-G and Westbury 'Rodent earth'. Cool, temperate wet climate, interrupted at the base by a steppe interval (lower upper level 1). 'A polygonal ground indicating periglacial conditions superposed by remnants of a red fossil soil are intercalated between the upper levels 1 and 2.'


• dark gray silty clay.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

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 40260: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 21.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Muridae
Apodemus cf. sylvaticus Linnaeus 1758 wood mouse
Mus musculus Linnaeus 1758 house mouse
Mus musculus cf. synanthropus
Parapodemus coronensis Schaub 1938 mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Pliomys episcopalis, "Clethrionomys cf. glareolus" = Myodes, Arvicola cantianus, Microtus sp.
"Clethrionomys cf. glareolus" = Myodes vole
Arvicola cantianus vole
Arvicola cantianus cf. mosbachensis
Microtus sp. Schrank 1798 vole
Microtus arvalis-agrestis group (incl. Pitymys arvalidens)
 Rodentia - Spalacidae
Spalax sp. G├╝ldenstadt 1770 blind mole
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Castor fiber Linnaeus 1758 Eurasian beaver
Trogontherium cf. cuvieri Owen 1846 beaver
 Rodentia - Zapodidae
Sicista cf. subtilis Pallas 1773 southern birch mouse
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Lepus cf. europaeus Pallas 1778 European hare
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Desmana moschata Linnaeus 1758 Russian desman
Desmana moschata cf. mosbachensis
Talpa europaea Linnaeus 1758 European mole
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Drepanosorex savini red-toothed shrew
Drepanosorex savini cf. austriacus
Sorex subaraneus long-tailed shrew
Neomys sp. Kaup 1829 water shrew
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Capreolus capreolus Linnaeus 1758 European roe deer
Capreolus capreolus suessenbornesis