Fordones (Eocene of France)

Where: Corbieres, France (43.1° N, 2.5° E: paleocoordinates 38.5° N, 0.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Calcaire de Ventenac Formation, Early/Lower Eocene (55.8 - 48.6 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; lithified, silty siliciclastic sediments

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: B. Marandat. 1989. Mammiferes nouveaux de l'Ilerdien des Corbieres et du Minervois (Bas-Languedoc, France). Palaeovertebrata 19(3):161-167 [C. Beard/C. Beard]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 92838: authorized by K. Christopher Beard, entered by K. Christopher Beard on 01.12.2009, edited by Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Cimolesta - Cimolestidae
Ilerdoryctes sigei n. gen. n. sp.
Ilerdoryctes sigei n. gen. n. sp. Marandat 1989 eutherian
 Primates -
 Primates - Adapidae
Adapidae indet.3 Trouessart 1879 primate
cited as "Adapidae gen. et sp. indet."
 Primates - Paromomyidae
Arcius rougieri2 Godinot 1984 primate
 Tribosphenida - Adapisoriculidae
cf. Adapisoriculus sp.3 Lemoine 1885 placental
cited as "cf. Adapisoriculus sp."
 Rodentia -
 Rodentia - Ischyromyidae
Microparamys (Corbarimys) hottingeri n. sp. Marandat 1989 rodent
 Perissodactyla -
Paschatherium plaziati n. sp. Marandat 1989 odd-toed ungulate
Paschatherium russelli3 Godinot 1978 odd-toed ungulate
 Tribosphenida - Nyctitheriidae
Saturninia sp.3 Stehlin 1940 placental
cited as "Saturninia sp. or Leptacodon sp."
 Chiroptera -
Chiroptera indet.3 Blumenbach 1779 bat
cited as "Eochiroptera, fam., gen. et sp. indet 1 et 2"
 Tribosphenida - Pseudorhyncocyonidae
Fordonia lavocati n. gen. n. sp.
Fordonia lavocati n. gen. n. sp. Marandat 1989 placental
USTL.FDN-132 - holotype (Left P4); paratype: USTL.FDN-133 (right P4 trigonid)
 Hyaenodonta - Hyaenodontidae
Parvagula palulae4 Lange-Badré 1987 eutherian
 Theriiformes - Peradectidae
Peradectes sp.3 Matthew and Granger 1921 metatherian
cited as "Peradectes sp. indet."
 Theriiformes - Herpetotheriidae
Peratherium constans3 Teilhard de Jardin 1927 marsupial
Amphiperatherium cf. brabantense3 Crochet 1979 marsupial
 Artiodactyla - Diacodexeidae
Diacodexis aff. antunesi1 Estravís and Russell 1989 even-toed ungulate
 Sarcobora - Apatemyidae
cf. Apatemys sp.3 Marsh 1872 insectivoran