Grand Morier, assemblage no. 6 (Miocene to of France)

Where: France (47.3° N, 0.3° E: paleocoordinates 47.5° N, 1.0° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Burdigalian to Burdigalian (20.4 - 7.2 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

• terrestrial organisms reworked into marine facies

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: C. Gagnaison. 2017. Le site paléontologique du Grand Morier (Pont-Boutard, Indre-et-Loire, France): contexte géologique et détail biostratigraphique des formations cénozoïques à partir des assemblages de vertébrés fossiles. Geodiversitas 39(2):251-271 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 187580: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 02.08.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Reptilia
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionyx sp. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1809 softshell turtle
 Testudines - Panchelydridae
Chelydropsis sp. Peters 1868 turtle
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Testudo sp. Linnaeus 1758 turtle
Testudo promarginata Reinach 1900 turtle
 Testudines - Pangeoemydidae
Ptychogaster sp. Pomel 1847 turtle
 Crocodylia -
"Tomistoma cf. lusitanica" = Thecachampsa antiquus, "Diplocynodon styriacus" = Diplocynodon ungeri, Gavialis sp.
"Tomistoma cf. lusitanica" = Thecachampsa antiquus Leidy 1852 crocodilian
"Diplocynodon styriacus" = Diplocynodon ungeri Prangner 1845 crocodilian
Gavialis sp. Oppel 1811 gharial
 Squamata - Lacertidae
Lacertidae indet. Bonaparte 1831 squamates
 Squamata - Viperidae
Viperidae indet. Oppel 1811 viper
 Squamata - Boidae
Boidae indet. Gray 1825 boa
 Squamata - Colubridae
Colubridae indet. Oppel 1811 colubrid snake
Mammalia
 Primates - Pliopithecidae
"Pliopithecus piveteaui" = Pliopithecus antiquus
"Pliopithecus piveteaui" = Pliopithecus antiquus Blainville 1839 monkey
 Rodentia - Castoridae
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Lagopsis sp. Schlosser 1894 pika
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Proscapanus sansaniensis Lartet 1851 mole
 Perissodactyla - Chalicotheriidae
Anisodon grande chalicothere
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Anchitherium aurelianense Cuvier 1825 anchitheriine horse
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Hemicyon sansaniensis Lartet 1851 bear
 Carnivora - Amphicyonidae
Pseudocyon sansaniensis Lartet 1851 bear-dog
Amphicyon giganteus Schinz 1825 bear-dog
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Trocharion albanense Forsyth-Major 1903 mustelid carnivore
 Carnivora - Felidae
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Gomphotherium angustidens Burmeister 1837 gomphothere
 Proboscidea - Mammutidae
Zygolophodon turicensis Schintz 1824 mastodon
 Proboscidea - Deinotheriidae
Prodeinotherium bavaricum von Meyer 1831 deinothere
 Ungulata - Suidae
 Ungulata - Tragulidae
Dorcatherium crassum Lartet 1851 chevrotain
Dorcatherium guntianum von Meyer 1846 chevrotain
 Ungulata -
Amphimoschus pontileviensis Bourgeois 1873 ruminant
 Ungulata - Palaeomerycidae
 Ungulata - Lagomerycidae
Lagomeryx sp. Roger 1904 ruminant
Dicrocerus elegans Lartet 1837 ruminant
 Hyaenodonta - Hyainailouridae
Hyainailouros sulzeri Biedermann 1863 eutherian