Pontigne 2 (Miocene of France)

Also known as les Buissonneaux

Where: Maine-et-Loire, France (47.5° N, 0.0° W: paleocoordinates 47.6° N, 1.7° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: MN3 mammal zone, Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• MN3a-MN3b

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; gray sandstone

• gray, continental sands

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: L. Ginsburg. 1969. Le plus ancien morse du Monde. Bulletin du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle 41(4):995-998 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 48069: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 11.03.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• The entire faunal list from Ginsburg (1990; 15286) was later split up into the several deposits that crop out at Pontigne. The faunal list is thus based on what is reported by Ginsburg & Bonneau (1995) instead.
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Steneofiber depereti Mayet 1908 beaver
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
Paratapirus intermedius Filhol 1885 tapir
 Carnivora - Ursidae
 Carnivora - Ailuridae
 Carnivora - Procyonidae
Stromeriella franconica Dehm 1950 procyonid carnivore
 Carnivora - Amphicyonidae
Pseudocyon sansaniensis Lartet 1851 bear-dog
Haplocyonoides mordax Hürzeler 1940 bear-dog
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Plesiogale angustifrons mustelid carnivore
Trochictis artenensis mustelid carnivore
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
 Artiodactyla - Cainotheriidae
Cainotherium lintillae Baudelot and Crouzel 1974 even-toed ungulate
 Artiodactyla -
Brachyodus intermedius even-toed ungulate
 Artiodactyla - Hypertragulidae
 Artiodactyla - Lagomerycidae
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Procervulus dichotomus deer
subspecies praelucidus
 Artiodactyla - Moschidae