Hajnacka I/3 (Pliocene of Slovakia)

Also known as Hajnácka 1, level 3

Where: Slovakia (48.3° N, 19.8° E: paleocoordinates 48.2° N, 19.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Villanyian (3.2 - 2.6 Ma)

• Gauss epoch, Late Pliocene, MN16, Villanyian. There are two localities - Hajnacka I and II, one to the north and one to the south of Hajnacka village. This is the one to the south.

Environment/lithology: lacustrine

• 'The fossils are found in limnic basin fillings with pyroclastic intercalations (tuffs, tuffite, lapilli, agglomerates).' These layers of level I/3 were laid down during a period of heavy volcanic activity, and include agglomerates, Tuffites, layers of lapilli and volcanic bombs.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: O. Fejfar, W.-D. Heinrich, and E. Heintz. 1990. Neues aus dem Villafranchium von Hajnacka bei Filakovo (Slowakei, cssr). Quartärpaläontologie 8:47-70 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41027: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 06.07.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Unionida - Unionidae
Anodonta sp. freshwater mussel
"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes
"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes Huxley 1880 bony fish
 Salientia -
 Testudinata -
 Primates - Cercopithecidae
Colobinae indet. Blyth 1875 monkey
 Rodentia - Muridae
Apodemus sp. Kaup 1829 Eurasian field mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Castor fiber Linnaeus 1758 Eurasian beaver
Castor fiber ssp.
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Rhinocerotidae indet. Gray 1821 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
Tapirus arvernensis Croizet and Jobert 1828 tapir
 Carnivora - Ailuridae
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
Pliocrocuta cf. perrieri Kretzoi 1938 hyaena
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Anancus arvernensis Croizet and Jobert 1828 gomphothere
 Proboscidea - Mammutidae
Mammut borsoni Hays 1834 mastodon
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Cervidae indet. Gray 1821 deer
Cervus perrieri - Arvernoceros ardei Formenkreis
Croizetoceros ramosus Croizet and Jobert 1828 deer
Muntiacus sp. Rafinesque 1815 muntjak
in table as Muntjacus sp, but probably intended to be Muntiacus.
Capreolus sp. Gray 1821 roe