Joniak P., 2016: The Upper Miocene rodents from the Pezinok in the Danube Basin, Slovakia. Acta Geologica Slovaca, 8, 1, 1–14.

The Upper Miocene rodents from the Pezinok in the Danube Basin, Slovakia

Peter Joniak

Department of Geology and Paleontology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava, Mlynská dolina, Ilkovičova 6, SK–842 15 Bratislava, Slovakia;


Rodent assemblages are described from two sampled sites at the Pezinok clay pit in the Danube Basin. Although these assemblages contain material poor in specimens, the following eleven rodent taxa are distinguished and described: Progonomys hispanicus, Kowalskia sp., Microtocricetus molassicus, Anomalomys gaillardi, Graphiurops austriacus, Paraglirulus sp., Eomyops catalaunicus, Keramidomys sp., Spermophilinus sp., Albanensia sp. and Euroxenomys minutum. The co-occurrence of very primitive Progonomys hispanicus with Microtocricetus molassicus confirms fauna age as Late Miocene, middle Vallesian (early MN10).

Key words: Danube Basin, Late Miocene, Vallesian, Mammalia, Rodentia, biostratigraphy

Manuscript received: 2016-02-17

Revised version accepted: 2016-05-09

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