Fragmenta Palaeontologica Hungarica

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Author(s): Wagner, J. & Gasparik, M.
Title: Research history of Pleistocene faunas in Gombasek quarry (Slovakia), with comments to the type specimen and the type locality of Ursus deningeri gombaszogensis Kretzoi, 1938
Year: 2014
Volume: 31
Pages: 125-143.


Abstract: Several fossiliferous sites were studied and material of fossil mammals and molluscs was collected in the Gombasek quarry (Rožňava district, Slovakia) since the 1930’s. We have identified 9 independent collections of Late Biharian (latest Early to early Middle Pleistocene) mammals and molluscs from this locality. The nominal taxon Ursus deningeri gombaszogensis was described by Kretzoi (1938) on the basis of material collected by Tasnádi-Kubacska in the 1930’s. Th e age of this material, based primarily on the similarity with Fejfar’s collection, is supposed to be Late Biharian. Kretzoi (1938) designated as holotype of this taxon an m2 dext. with an original inventory number Fa 21. We recommend identifying this specimen with the m2 dext. housed in the collection of Hungarian Natural History Museum (Budapest) with the inventory number V 59.930. With 2 figures and 1 table.
Keywords: Slovakia, type locality, Central Europe, Early/Middle Pleistocene, holotype, Late Biharian, Ursus deningeri gombaszogensis
Subject: palaeontology

Journal: Fragmenta Palaeontologica Hungarica
Journal abbreviation: Fragm. Palaeont. Hung.
ISSN: 1586-930X
Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
Editor(s): Dulai, A., Lőkös, L. & Fuisz, T. I.