Rincon 1 (Pliocene of Spain)

Where: Albacete, Spain (39.2° N, 1.8° W: paleocoordinates 39.2° N, 2.1° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• Upper Pliocene, MN16b.

Environment/lithology:

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: Gazella borbonica and Equus stenonis make up the majority of the fauna - over 500 specimens.

Primary reference: M. T. Alberdi, C. Arias, G. Bigazzi, F. P. Bonadonna, G. Leone, N. Lopez, J. Michaux, J. Morales, F. Robles and Y. D. Soria. 1982. Nuevo yacimiento de moluscos y vertebrados del Villafranquiense de la Cuenca del Jugar (Albacete, Espana). Colloque "Le Villafranchien mediterraneen" Lille, 9-10 Decembre 255-271 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 40564: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 25.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Osteichthyes
 Salientia - Ranidae
Rana sp. Linnaeus 1758 frog
 Salientia - Bufonidae
Bufo cf. viridis Laurenti 1768 European green toad
Reptilia
 Sauria -
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Muridae
Castillomys crusafonti Michaux 1969 mouse
Castillomys crusafonti crusafonti
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Mimomys sp. Forsyth-Major 1902 vole
similar to M. medasensis
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Eliomys sp. Wagner 1840 dormouse
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Prolagus sp. Pomel 1853 pika
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Stephanorhinus cf. etruscus2 Falconer 1868 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus stenonis Cocchi 1867 horse
large size.
cf. Equus stenonis1 Cocchi 1867 horse
cf. Equus stenonis livenzovenis
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Crocidurinae indet. Milne Edwards 1874 white-toothed shrew
 Carnivora - Canidae
Nyctereutes megamastoides Pomel 1842 raccoon dog
 Carnivora - Felidae
Lynx issiodorensis2 Croizet and Jobert 1828 lynx
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
Hyaena sp. Brisson 1762 hyaena
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Cervidae indet. Gray 1821 deer