Fierbinti-Targ (borehole), 375-379m (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 blackish clay layer, 0.6m thick.


• Blackish 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 40803: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 01.07.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Pulmonata - Succineidae
Succinea elegans amber snail
 Basommatophora - Lymnaeidae
Stagnicola sp. Jeffreys 1830 pulmonate