Ravin de la Pluie (Miocene of Greece)

Also known as RPL

Where: Greece (40.8° N, 22.8° E: paleocoordinates 40.4° N, 22.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: MN10 mammal zone, Nea Messimvria Formation, Vallesian (11.6 - 8.7 Ma)

• Late Vallesian, MN10

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; sandstone and gravel

• sands, gravels, loose or hard conglomerates and red clay

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by de Bonis, Melentis, Koufos

Collection methods: quarrying, ,

• LGPUT, Thessaloniki

Primary reference: G. Koufos. 2012. A new protictithere from the late Miocene hominoid locality Ravin de la Pluie of Axios Valley (Macedonia, Greece). Palaeontologische Zeitschrift 86:219-229 [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 191070: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 08.01.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Squamata - Varanidae
Varanus sp. Merrem 1820 monitor lizard
Two presacral vertebrae (RPl 297–298) (Fig. 2); a humerus (RPl 295) (Fig. 3a, b, d); a tibia (RPl 296) (Fig. 3e, f).
 Squamata - Anguidae
? Anguinae indet. Gray 1825 lizard
One caudal vertebra (RPl 299)
 Squamata - Elapidae
Naja cf. romani Hoffstetter 1939 cobra
Two precloacal vertebrae (RPl 300–301)
 Squamata - Colubridae
"Colubrinae" indet. Oppel 1811 colubrid snake
A series of incomplete vertebrae embedded in matrix (RPl 302)
Mammalia
 Primates - Hominidae
"Ouranopithecus macedoniensis" = Graecopithecus macedoniensis
"Ouranopithecus macedoniensis" = Graecopithecus macedoniensis de Bonis and Melentis 1977 ape
 Rodentia - Muridae
Progonomys cathalai Schaub 1938 mouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Spermophilinus sp. de Bruijn and Mein 1968 squirrel
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
"Palerinaceus sp." = Amphechinus
"Palerinaceus sp." = Amphechinus Aymard 1850 hedgehog
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Rhinocerotidae indet. Gray 1821 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion macedonicum Koufos 1984 hipparionine horse
 Carnivora -
Adcrocuta eximia Roth and Wagner 1854 carnivoran
subspecies leptorhyncha
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Eomellivora wimani Zdansky 1924 ratel
 Carnivora - Felidae
Metailurus parvulus Hensel 1862 cat
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
Hyaenictis sp. Gaudry 1861 hyaena
Protictitherium thessalonikensis n. sp. Koufos 2012 hyaena
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Choerolophodon pentelici Gaudry and Lartet 1856 gomphothere
 Proboscidea - Deinotheriidae
Deinotherium giganteum Kaup 1829 deinothere
 Artiodactyla - Giraffidae
Bohlinia cf. attica Lydekker 1886 giraffe
Palaeogiraffa major Bonis and Bouvrain 2003 giraffe
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae