Láchar-Fuensanta, Loma Taberneros Quarry (Pleistocene of Spain)

Also known as Lachar-Fuensanta, Loma Taberneros Quarry

Where: Albacete, Spain (39.2° N, 2.1° W: paleocoordinates 39.3° N, 2.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• In the Loma Taberneros Quarry. In terrace 60/70, of the Jucar River. Taman Faunal complex (c0.9-0.8Ma).

Environment/lithology: fluvial

• In a river terrace.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: There are two sites called Lachar - one in Granada, on in Albacete. This is the one in Albacete.

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 40987: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 05.07.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Aguirre & Morales (1990) say that Hippopotamus is associated with the Mammuthus remains, it has been entered.
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Mammuthus meridionalis Nesti 1825 mammoth
 Artiodactyla - Hippopotamidae
Hippopotamus cf. major Cuvier 1824 hippo