Montmaurin, Haute-Garonne (Pleistocene of France)

Where: Haute-Garonne, France (43.2° N, 0.6° E: paleocoordinates 43.2° N, 0.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.1 Ma)

• Middle Pleistocene, doubtfully assigned to the Mindel-Riss (roughly 0.6-0.45Ma), but needs more work to ascertain this.

Environment/lithology: cave

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Found and excavated in 1902.

Primary reference: M. F. Bonifay. 1973. Principaux gisements paleontologiques Francais du Pleistocene Moyen: Essai de classification. Le Quaternaire 41-50 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 49089: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 08.04.2005

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Castor sp. Linnaeus 1758 beaver
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
"Rhinoceros mercki" = Dihoplus kirchbergensis
"Rhinoceros mercki" = Dihoplus kirchbergensis Jäger 1839 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus caballus Linnaeus 1758 horse
Equus caballus mosbachensis
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Ursus spelaeus Rosenmüller 1794 cave bear
Plionarctos sp. Frick 1926 bear
A small upper M2 of a bear described in 1922, identified by Bonifay 1973 as Plionarctos.
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canis lupus Linnaeus 1758 gray wolf
 Carnivora - Felidae
Homotherium latidens Teilhard 1936 cat
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
Pliocrocuta perrieri Kretzoi 1938 hyaena
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
Sus scrofa Linnaeus 1758 wild boar
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Bos sp. Linnaeus 1758 ox
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Cervus elaphus Linnaeus 1758 red deer
Capreolus sp. Gray 1821 roe