Valdeganga 2 (Pliocene of Spain)

Also known as Valdeganga II

Where: Albacete, Spain (39.2° N, 1.7° W: paleocoordinates 39.2° N, 2.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Valdeganga Formation, Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• Late Pliocene, MN16b. The same bed outcrops at about 5 different places, at a level about 15m above Valdeganga 1.


Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, sieve

• Mammoth tooth not recovered from the sample, but found elsewhere.

Primary reference: P. Mein, E. Moissenet, and G. Truc. 1978. Les Formations continentales du Neogene superieur des vallees du Jucar et du Cabriel au ne d'Albacete (Espagne). Biostratigraphie et environment. Documents des laboratoires de Geologie de Lyon 72:99-147 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41932: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 22.07.2004, edited by Lars van den Hoek Ostende

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Muridae
Apodemus dominans Eurasian field mouse
Castillomys crusafonti Michaux 1969 mouse
Micromys aff. minutus harvest mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Eliomys aff. quercinus Linnaeus 1766 garden doormouse
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Desmana inflata n. sp. Rümke 1985 Russian desman
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Sorex subminutus Sulimski 1962 long-tailed shrew
Myosorex sp. Gray 1838 white-toothed shrew
Beremendia fissidens Petényi 1864 shrew
 Chiroptera - Vespertilionidae
Vespertilio sp. Linnaeus 1758 vesper bat
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Mammuthus meridionalis Nesti 1825 mammoth
 Ungulata - Suidae