Gura Dobrogei-4, rock shelter (Pleistocene of Romania)

Where: Central Dobrogea, Romania (44.7° N, 27.8° E: paleocoordinates 44.7° N, 27.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.1 Ma)

• Middle Pleistocene, tentative correlation with Glacial A of the Cromerian complex. The fauna is from a basal loessic deposit.

Environment/lithology: karst

• loess.

Size class: mesofossils

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 40805: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 01.07.2004

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Eolagurus gromovi steppe lemming
including specimens with argyropouli morphology.
Microtus sp. Schrank 1798 vole
Microtus middendorfi / hyperboreus group.
"Stenocranius sp." = Microtus (Stenocranius) Kastschenko 1901 vole
Stenocranius hintoni / gregaloides
Lagurus posterius mouse
Lagurus posterius ssp. (primitive form)