Pontigne 4 (marine) (Miocene of France)

Also known as les Buissoneaux

Where: Maine-et-Loire, France (47.5° N, 0.0° W: paleocoordinates 47.7° N, 1.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Langhian (16.0 - 13.8 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: L. Ginsburg and M. Bonneau. 1995. La succession des faunes de mammiferes miocenes de Pontigne (Maine-et-Loire, France). Bulletin de Musee national Histoire naturell 4(2-4):313-328 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 148396: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 19.07.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Mammalia
 Primates - Pliopithecidae
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Steneofiber depereti Mayet 1908 beaver
subspecies carnutense
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
? Prolagus oeningensis K├Ânig 1825 pika
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
 Perissodactyla - Chalicotheriidae
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Anchitherium aurelianense Cuvier 1825 anchitheriine horse
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Ursavus brevirhinus Hofmann 1887 bear
Hemicyon sansaniensis Lartet 1851 bear
subspecies parvus
 Carnivora - Phocidae
Phocanella couffoni Friant 1947 seal
 Carnivora -
Potamotherium miocenicum Peters 1868 pinniped
 Carnivora - Amphicyonidae
Pseudocyon sansaniensis Lartet 1851 bear-dog
Pseudarctos bavaricus bear-dog
subspecies pontigensis
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
 Carnivora - Felidae
Pseudaelurus turnauensis Hoernes 1882 cat
Pseudaelurus lorteti Gaillard 1899 cat
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
cf. Gomphotherium angustidens Burmeister 1837 gomphothere
 Proboscidea - Mammutidae
Zygolophodon turicensis Schintz 1824 mastodon
 Proboscidea - Deinotheriidae
"Deinotherium bavaricum" = Prodeinotherium bavaricum
"Deinotherium bavaricum" = Prodeinotherium bavaricum von Meyer 1831 deinothere
 Sirenia - Dugongidae
Metaxytherium medium Desmarest 1822 dugong
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
 Artiodactyla -
Taucanamo sansaniensis even-toed ungulate
 Odontoceti - Physeteridae
"Gargantuodon ligerensis n. gen. n. sp." = Orycterocetus crocodilinus1
"Gargantuodon ligerensis n. gen. n. sp." = Orycterocetus crocodilinus1 Cope 1867 sperm whale
 Odontoceti -
Nannolithax cf. gracilis2 Kellogg 1931 toothed whale
 Odontoceti - Eurhinodelphinidae
Schizodelphis sulcatus Gervais 1853 toothed whale
Eurhinodelphis sp.2 Van Beneden and Gervais 1880 toothed whale
 Artiodactyla - Tragulidae
Dorcatherium peneckei Hoffmann 1892 chevrotain
Dorcatherium crassum Lartet 1851 chevrotain
 Artiodactyla -
Amphimoschus pontileviensis Bourgeois 1873 ruminant
 Artiodactyla - Palaeomerycidae
 Artiodactyla - Lagomerycidae
Dicrocerus elegans Lartet 1837 ruminant
subspecies parviceros
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Procervulus dichotomus deer
subspecies dichotomus