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Fonelas P-1 (Pleistocene to of Spain)

Where: Granada, Spain (37.4° N, 3.2° W: paleocoordinates 37.5° N, 3.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Guadix Formation, Gelasian to Gelasian (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)

• "between the Olivola and Tasso faunal units... or... in zone MNQ-18... from the Plio-Pleistocene transition; i.e., it is some 1.7-1.9 million years old... Facies association E (Sondeo B), Unit VI (Sistema Axial) at the Guadix Formation"

Environment/lithology: fluvial; lithology not reported

• none given

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: bone collector

Collection methods: material is in the Museo Geominero (Instituto Geol ́ogico y Minero de Espa ̃na, Ministerio deEducaci ́on y Ciencia)"

Primary reference: A. Arribas and G. Garrido. 2007. Meles iberica n. sp., a new Eurasian badger (Mammalia, Carnivora, Mustelidae) from Fonelas P-1 (Plio-Pleistocene boundary, Guadix Basin, Granada, Spain). Comptes Rendus Palevol 6(8):545-555 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 77773: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 19.01.2008, edited by Evangelos Vlachos

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