Lisa (Pliocene of Romania)

Where: Romania (43.8° N, 25.1° E: paleocoordinates 43.7° N, 25.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Villanyian (3.2 - 2.6 Ma)

• Upper Pliocene, MN16b based on the association of Anancus and a primitive Archidiskodon. Fauna has been recovered during gravel extraction, with the exception of the cervids which were found during investigations in 1980.


• 'un horizon de sable brun rougeatre a gravier riche en silex et calcaire, ce depot a livre.'

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: salvage

• Material is held in various collections, some at the local school in Lisa.

Primary reference: E. Terzea. 1981. Remarques sur la biostratigraphie du Pliocene du sud de la Plaine Roumanie (Zone de Turni-Magurele). Travaux de l'Institut de Speologie 'Emile Racovitza' 20:113-126 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 40797: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 01.07.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Anancus arvernensis Croizet and Jobert 1828 gomphothere
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
"Archidiskodon cf. rumanus" = Mammuthus
"Archidiskodon cf. rumanus" = Mammuthus mammoth
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Cervidae indet. Gray 1821 deer
Capreolus sized.
Cervus ? pardinensis deer
Cervus sp. (? pardinensis)