Artenac 'Deuxieme macromammal Assemblage', Commune de Saint-Mary, Charente, (Pleistocene to of France)

Where: Poitou-Charentes, France (46.0° N, 0.2° E: paleocoordinates 46.0° N, 0.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Middle Pleistocene to Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.0 Ma)

• There are five members at this site ranging in age from the Middle to Upper Pleistocene. Members 1-3 (beds I-V) are Middle Pleistocene levels (estimated at 0.7-0.5Ma = 'Mindel-Riss' or 'Riss'), The Upper Pleistocene is represented by Members 4-5 (beds 5-10). The macromammal fauna is subdivided into groups 1-3 and these are entered here.

Environment/lithology:

• clays and red breccia.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: This material is still under study.

Primary reference: A. Delagnes, J.-F. Tournepiche, D. Armand, E. Desclaux, M.-F. Diot, C. Ferrier, V. Le Fillatre and B. Vandermeersch. 1999. Le gisement Pleistocene moyen et superieur d'Artenac (Saint-Mary, Charent): premier bilan interdisciplinaire. Bulletin de la Societe Prehistorique Francaise 96(4):469-496 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: archaeological analysis

PaleoDB collection 43618: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 16.08.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Glires -
Lagomorpha indet. Brandt 1885 placental
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus caballus Linnaeus 1758 horse
Equus caballus mosbachensis
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Ursus deningeri Reichenau 1904 bear
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Gulo sp. Storr 1780 wolverine
 Carnivora - Canidae
Vulpes vulpes Linnaeus 1758 red fox
Canis lupus Linnaeus 1758 gray wolf
Canis lupus cf. lunellensis
 Carnivora - Felidae
"Dinobastis latidens" = Machairodus latidens, Panthera leo
"Dinobastis latidens" = Machairodus latidens Owen 1867 cat
Panthera leo Linnaeus 1758 lion
Panthera leo spelaea
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Elephantidae indet. Gray 1821 elephant
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
Sus scrofa Linnaeus 1758 wild boar
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Bovinae indet. Gray 1821 antelope
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Cervus sp. Linnaeus 1758 deer
Rangifer tarandus Linnaeus 1758 reindeer