Joniak P., Hír J., Šujan M. & Mészáros L., 2017: Small mammals from the Vértesacsa as a contribution to chronology of the Late Miocene Zagyva Formation (W Hungary). Acta Geologica Slovaca, 9, 1, 15–24.


Small mammals from the Vértesacsa as a contribution to chronology of the Late Miocene Zagyva Formation (W Hungary)

Peter Joniak1, János Hír2, Michal Šujan1 & Lukács Mészáros3

1Comenius University in Bratislava, Department of Geology and Paleontology, Ilkovičova 6, Mlynská dolina G, SK–842 15 Bratislava, Slovakia; joniak@fns.uniba.sk,miso@equis.sk
2Municipal Museum of Pásztó, Pf. 15., H-3060 Pásztó, Hungary; hirjanos@gmail.com
3Eötvös Loránd University, Department of Palaeontology, H-1117 Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/C, Hungary; lgy.meszaros@gmail.com

Abstract

The small fossils (Rodentia and Eulipotyphla) from Csönget-Völgy near Vértesacsa in Western Hungary are presented herein; and although the assemblage contains relatively poor material, we describe nine rodent taxa and two insectivore species. The rodents are Apodemus lugdunensis, Kowalskia cf. polgardiensis, Anomalospalax cf. tardosi, Lophocricetus cf. cimishliensis, Keramidomys ermannorum, Eomyops sp., Muscardinus sp., Spermophilinus sp., and fragmentary beaver remains.Insectivores include Petenyia hungarica and Asoriculus gibberodon. Correlation with Turolian, late Miocene is proposed basedon rodent assemblage. A minor overlap of presented biostratigraphic age with authigenic 10Be/9Be ages obtained from the same locality is discussed. This locality adds important information to our knowledge of deposits and chronology of the late Miocene Zagyva Formation.


Key words: Transdanubian Range, late Miocene, Turolian, stratigraphy, Mammalia, cosmogenic nuclide.


Manuscript received: 2017-03-21

Revised version accepted: 2017-06-13


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