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Villany locality 3 (Pliocene of Hungary)

Also known as Villany-Kalkberg-Nord, Villány 3, Villány-Kalkberg-Nord

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

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Villanyian (3.2 - 2.6 Ma)

• Villany 3 is the type locality of the Villanyian fauna, and is in the Upper Villanyian. Late Pliocene, MN17.

Environment/lithology:

• 'The site is situated in the northern wall of the eastern end of the ridge quarry. A cleft, on the average 1m wide and lying in a direction east to west, cuts through the Lower Malm Oxfordian limestone, and is filled with red sediment cemented by secondary calcite formation.'
• a 1m wide cleft running from east to west, infilled with red sediment cemented by secondary calcite formation.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: Kormos collected at this locality from the 1910s until 1939.

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 35369: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 08.12.2003