Cagayan Valley (Pleistocene of Philippines)

Where: Luzon, Philippines (17.5° N, 121.6° E: paleocoordinates 17.5° N, 121.6° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Awidon Mesa Formation, Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coarse channel fill; conglomeratic sandstone

• The facies that produces the fossils is interpreted to be a braided stream deposit
• Clast-supported polymictic conglomerate and sandstone facies

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ),

• Collected during 1978 and 1979 field seasons by Phillipine National Museum, U of Iowa, and Iowa State University

Primary reference: C. F. Vondra, M.E. Mathisen, D.R. Burggraf and E.P. Kvale. 1981. Plio-Pleistocene Geology of Northern Luzon, Phillipines. Hominid Sites: Their Geologic Settings 63:255-310 [W. Clyde/L. Gannon/W. Clyde]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 40273: authorized by Will Clyde, entered by Leah Gannon on 21.06.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Stegodon sp. Falconer 1847 elephant
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
Sus indet. Linnaeus 1758 pig
"pig tooth"
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Bubalus indet. Hamilton-Smith 1827 water buffalo
"carabao (Bovidae)"