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Villany locality 6 (Pleistocene of Hungary)

Also known as Villány 6, Villany-Kalkberg Sud, Villány-Kalkberg Süd.

Where: Barany, Hungary (45.9° N, 18.5° E: paleocoordinates 45.8° N, 18.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)

• Biharian, late Lower Pleistocene.


• 'the wide Oxfordian limestone of the southern wall is dissected by a vertical 1m wide cleft in the eastern upper portion of the large quarry of Mészoköhegy of Villany, about 50m from locality no. 3, and is filled in its entire height by... terra rossa... and is very rich in fossils.' (originally published in Hungarian by Kretzoi (1956), translated into English in Janossy (1986)).
• 'terra rossa'

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: D. Janossy. 1986. Pleistocene vertebrate faunas of Hungary. Developments in Palaeontology and Stratigraphy, 8. Elsevier, Amsterdam 1-208 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan] more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35459: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 16.12.2003

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