Fierbinti-Targ (borehole), 323-323.5m (Pleistocene of Romania)

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

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)

• Early Pleistocene, about 1Ma. The fauna was recovered from a borehole 425m deep. The molluscs were found in a grey clay.


• Grey clay.

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: 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 40802: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 01.07.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Cardiida - Sphaeriidae
Pisidium sp. Pfeiffer 1821 pea clam
 Truncatelloidea - Hydrobiidae
Hydrobia sp. Hartmann 1821 snail
 Pulmonata - Succineidae
Succinea sp. Draparnaud 1801 amber snail
 Basommatophora - Planorbidae
 Valvatoidea - Valvatidae
Valvata sp. Müller 1774 snail