Láchar (Pliocene to of Spain)

Also known as Lachar

Where: Granada, Spain (37.2° N, 3.8° W: paleocoordinates 37.3° N, 4.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Pliocene to Pliocene (5.3 - 0.0 Ma)

• Alluvial deposits. Similar age to Solilhac.

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: There are two sites named Lachar - one in Granada (Lachar), one in Albacete (Lachar-Fuensanta). The one reported here is Lachar in Granada.

Primary reference: E. de Aguirre. 1963. Elephas meridionalis Nesti, en Fuensanta y Lachar; edad del hundimiento de la vega (Granada). Notas y Communs. Inst. Geol. y Minero de Espana 69:233-237 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 40986: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 05.07.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Stephanorhinus etruscus2 Falconer 1868 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus stenonis1 Cocchi 1867 horse
Equus stenonis granatensis
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Mammuthus meridionalis1 Nesti 1825 mammoth
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Bovidae indet.1 Gray 1821 antelope
Bison sp.1 Hamilton-Smith 1827 bison
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
"Cervus" sp.1 Linnaeus 1758 deer
Capreolus sp. Gray 1821 roe
Megacerini indet.1 Viret 1961 deer
Dama sp.1 Frisch 1775 fallow deer