Rotbav-Dealul Tiganilor, upper level 2, (level 3), clay B (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'. 'A polygonal ground indicating periglacial conditions superposed by remnants of a red fossil soil are intercalated between the upper levels 1 and 2.' 'The fauna of upper level 2 is characterized by the presence of M. cf oeconomus and Rangifer showing a new deterioration of the climate.'


• light olive gray clay.

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 40262: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 21.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Perissodactyla - Equidae
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Rangifer sp. Hamilton-Smith 1827 reindeer
Capreolus capreolus Linnaeus 1758 European roe deer
Capreolus capreolus suessenbornesis