Sos (Miocene of France)

Also known as Matilon

Where: Aquitaine Region, France (44.1° N, 0.1° E: paleocoordinates 44.2° N, 1.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Langhian (16.0 - 13.8 Ma)

• The facies corresponds to, and is contemporaneous with the 'Falun', a facies commonly found in the Blesois, Tourraine and Anjou regions (marine Miocene of France).

• group-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; poorly lithified, shelly/skeletal sandstone

• reddish to white, very consolidated sands. Some levels contain numerous shelly remains

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: L. Ginsburg. 1967. Une faune de mammiferes dans l'Helvetien marin de Sos (Lot-et-Garonne) et de Rimbez (Landes). Bulletin de la Societe geologique de France 7(9):5-18 [E. Fara/E. Fara/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 31316: authorized by Emmanuel Fara, entered by Emmanuel Fara on 07.05.2003, edited by Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Maxillopoda
 Sessilia - Balanidae
"Balanus concavus" = Concavus concavus
"Balanus concavus" = Concavus concavus Bronn 1831 barnacle
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Chlamys radians" = Aequipecten radians Nyst and Westendorp 1839 scallop
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Crassostrea gryphoides Schlotheim 1813 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Lithophaga lithophaga Linnaeus 1758 mussel
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Gastrana fragilis Linnaeus 1758 tellin clam
Gastropoda
 Sorbeoconcha - Potamididae
Terebralia sp. Swainson 1840 horn snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella bicarinata Elchwald 1830 turret shell
Gymnolaemata
 Cheilostomata - Steginoporellidae
Reptilia
 Crocodylia -
"Diplocynodon cf. styriacus" = Diplocynodon ungeri
"Diplocynodon cf. styriacus" = Diplocynodon ungeri Prangner 1845 crocodilian
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Steneofiber depereti Mayet 1908 beaver
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Brachypotherium brachypus Lartet 1848 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Anchitherium aurelianense Cuvier 1825 anchitheriine horse
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
"Trilophodon angustidens" = Gomphotherium
"Trilophodon angustidens" = Gomphotherium gomphothere
 Proboscidea - Deinotheriidae
"Deinotherium bavaricum" = Prodeinotherium bavaricum
"Deinotherium bavaricum" = Prodeinotherium bavaricum von Meyer 1831 deinothere
 Ungulata - Suidae
Hyotherium soemmeringi von Meyer 1834 pig
 Ungulata - Tragulidae
Dorcatherium naui Kaup 1833 chevrotain
 Ungulata - Lagomerycidae
 Ungulata - Cervidae
 Cetacea - Balaenidae
Balaena macrocephalus n. sp. Desmoulins 1822 bowhead whale