Iaras-2 (Pliocene of Romania)

Also known as Iaras-Cariera Noua

Where: Romania (45.9° N, 25.6° E: paleocoordinates 46.0° N, 25.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• In the Brasov Depression, 'Early Villafranchian fauna showing many similarities to Triversa FU'. In normally magnetised deposits. Upper Pliocene, MN16b. Fossils found in the middle-upper level, white sands (layer 6).


• Littoral facies. Frost formations are noted beneath the fossiliferous layer.
• White sands.

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: M. U. Feru, C. Radulescu, and P. Samson. 1983. Succession des Mammiferes Plio-Pleistocenes dans le Bassin Dacique (Roumanie). Ann. Inst. Geol. Geophys. 59:161-167 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 39842: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 09.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Dicerorhinus cf. jeanvireti and Dicerorhinus cf. etruscus listed in 1983, but not in any subsequent lists. Again D. etruscus is a later species than is meant to be found at this site (cf. Covrigi).
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
Tapirus arvernensis Croizet and Jobert 1828 tapir
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Anancus arvernensis Croizet and Jobert 1828 gomphothere
 Proboscidea - Mammutidae
Mammut borsoni Hays 1834 mastodon
 Ungulata - Cervidae