Where: Romania (45.0° N, 26.0° E: paleocoordinates 45.1° N, 25.7° E)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• local area-level geographic resolution
When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)
• no stratigraphic info available, probably came from same unit as other mastodon-bearing units in the area called the \"Balta sandbeds"
Environment/lithology: red, yellow sandstone and shelly/skeletal, white limestone
Collection methods: mechanical,
• this mastodon "was probably found at the end of the nineteenth century or at the beginning of the twentieth century, by a landowner and amature naturalist. If 1912-13 the unprepared skull was transported to Jagiellonian University, where it was prepared"
Primary reference: H. Kubiak. 1972. The skull of Mammut praetypicum (Proboscidea, Mammalia) from the collection of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland. Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia 13:305-324 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 32239: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 16.06.2003
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