Morgadinho (Pleistocene of Portugal)

Where: Algarve, Portugal (37.1° N, 7.7° W: paleocoordinates 37.1° N, 7.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• From a well near the village, dated between MN17 and MN20 - Middle Villafranchian to Middle Pleistocene. May be a similar age to Algoz.

Environment/lithology:

Primary reference: M. T. Antunes, P. Mein, A. Nascimento and J. Pais. 1986. Le gisement pleistocene de Morgadinho, en Algarve. Ciencias da Terra (UNL) 8:9-22 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 40985: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 05.07.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• 'a humid (certainly not cool) climate.' 'Palynological analysis shows climate should be warm and rather humid.' Mixed mesophytic forest nearby.
unclassified
  -
? Retinella sp.
Retinella or Oxychilus (?) sp. close to R. hammonis. Fragments.
Ostracoda
 Podocopida - Candonidae
Candona cf. neglecta Sars 1887 ostracod
frequent
 Podocopida - Cyprididae
Erpetocypris cf. reptans Baird 1835 ostracod
abundant
Cypris cf. pubera Müller 1776 ostracod
abundant
 Podocopida - Ilyocyprididae
Ilyocypris ex gr. gibba Ramdohr 1808 ostracod
Ilyocypris gr gibba. rare.
Gastropoda
 Pulmonata - Ellobiidae
 Pulmonata - Pupillidae
 Pulmonata - Zonitidae
Zonitidae indet. Mörch 1864 true glass snail
 Basommatophora - Planorbidae
Anisus laevis pulmonate
Ancylus fluviatilis Müller 1774 pulmonate
 Valvatoidea - Valvatidae
Actinopteri
 Cypriniformes - Cyprinidae
Cyprinidae indet. Bonaparte 1832 carp-like fish
pharyngeal teeth.
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Muridae
Muridae indet. Illiger 1811 mouse
1 M3 frament, small size - either Apodemus or Castillomys.
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Mimomys sp. Forsyth-Major 1902 vole
size of M. ostramosensis or M. savini.
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Galemys kormosi Schreuder 1940 Pyrenean desman
Amphibia
  -
Amphibia indet. tetrapod
bone debris.
Anthocerotopsida
  -
Anthoceros sp. Linnaeus
1.1%
Pinopsida
 Pinales - Cupressaceae
Cupressaceae indet. Martynov 1820
1.1%
 Pinales - Pinaceae
Pinus sp. Linnaeus 1753 pine
70.0%
Picea sp. Link 1827 spruce
3.4%
Pteridopsida
  - Polypodiaceae
Polypodiaceae indet. Berchtold and Presl
4.5%
Magnoliopsida
 Ericales - Ericaceae
Ericaceae indet. de Jussieu 1789
11.5%
Dinophyceae
 Gonyaulacales - Gonyaulacaceae
cf. Cordosphaeridium sp. Eisenack 1963
1.1%