Fierbinti-Targ (borehole), 65-67m (Pleistocene of Romania)

Where: Romania (44.7° N, 26.7° E: paleocoordinates 44.8° N, 26.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Coconi Beds Member, Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)

• Early Pleistocene, about 1Ma. The fauna was recovered from a borehole 425m deep. These mollusc molds come from a variegated clay. Coconi beds = 'Marly Complex'.


• 'A sequence of 27 depositional halfcycles, each halfcycle consisting (from bottom to top) of fine sands, clays and grey clays, followed by yellowish grey or variegated clays. There is an equilibrated portion between the sandy and clayey lithologic terms.' p. 121.

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collection methods: core

• The material is in the collections of the 'Emil Racovita' Speleological Institute, Bucharest.

Primary reference: C. Radulescu, P. Enciu, and A. Petculescu. 2000. On the presence of Prolagurus and Allophaiomys in the Dacic Basin. Travaux de l'Institut de Speologie 'Emole Racovitza' 36:119-133 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 40799: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 01.07.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Rissooidea - Bithyniidae
Bithynia sp. Leach 1818 snail
 Basommatophora - Planorbidae
Planorbis sp. Muller 1774 pulmonate