Arquillo 3 (Pliocene of Spain)

Where: Aragon, Spain (40.4° N, 1.1° W: paleocoordinates 40.4° N, 1.4° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: base of the MN 5 level zone, Ruscinian (5.3 - 3.2 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: Not to be confused with Arquillo 1 and 2, two sites that are separated from Arquillo 3 by a fault and that are older (MN 13).

Primary reference: J. Chaline, P. Mein, and R. Adrover. 1981. Mimomys occitanus de Villalba Alta et Arquillo 3 (Espagne). Géobios 14(6):821-826 [E. Fara/E. Fara/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 32104: authorized by Emmanuel Fara, entered by Emmanuel Fara on 05.06.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Muridae
Apodemus jeanteti Eurasian field mouse
Apodemus aff. dominans Eurasian field mouse
Castillomys aff. crusafonti Michaux 1969 mouse
Occitanomys brailloni Michaux 1969 mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Trilophomys cf. pyrenaicus Depéret 1890 mouse
Mimomys occitanus Thaler 1955 vole
Ruscinomys europaeus Depéret 1890 mouse
"Cricetus cf. angustidens" = Apocricetus angustidens Depéret 1890 mouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Eliomys intermedius Priant 1953 dormouse
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Castor sp. Linnaeus 1758 beaver
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Trischizolagus cf. maritsae de Bruijn et al. 1970 rabbit
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
Galerix sp. Pomel 1848 hedgehog
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Talpa minor Freudenberg 1914 mole
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Episoriculus cf. gibberodon Petenyi 1864 red-toothed shrew
 Chiroptera - Vespertilionidae
Myotis baranensis Kormos 1934 vesper bat
? Plecotus sp. Geoffroy 1818 vesper bat
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Bovidae indet. Gray 1821 antelope
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Cervidae indet. Gray 1821 deer