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Villarroya (Pliocene of Spain)

Where: La Rioja, Spain (42.1° N, 2.1° W: paleocoordinates 42.2° N, 2.4° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• "Pliocene" according to Villalta (1952), "Villafranquiense" according to Villalta (1956)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; red, sandy mudstone and red, sandy mudstone

• Upper: maroon sandy mudstone; Lower: light red sandy mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. F. Villalta Comella. 1952. Contribución al conocimiento de la fauna de mamíferos fósiles del Plioceno de Villaroya (Logroño). Boletín del Instituto Geológico y Minero de España 64:1-201 [J. Alroy/J. Wertheim/J. Wertheim] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38892: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Jill Wertheim on 13.05.2004, edited by Hannah O'Regan

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