Nombrevilla (Miocene of Spain)

Where: Zaragoza, Spain (41.1° N, 1.3° W: paleocoordinates 41.3° N, 2.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Vallesian (11.6 - 8.7 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution


Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: M. Freudenthal. 1966. On the mammalian fauna of the Hipparion-Beds in the Calatayud-Teruel basin (Prov. Zaragoza, Spain) Part I. Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen. Series B: Palaeontology, Geology, Physics, Chemistry, Anthropology 67(5):296-317 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35876: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 08.01.2004, edited by Lars van den Hoek Ostende, Evangelos Vlachos and Mark Uhen

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Testudinidae
cf. Paleotestudo antiqua6 Bronn 1831 turtle
several disjointed plates of the plastron and, especially, of the carapace. They are the neural MNCN 35515 (Figs 6v-6ac), four neurals recognized as MNCN 35527 (Figs 6v- 6w), the neural MNCN 57288; the costals MNCN 35521 and MNCN 35523; the peripherals MNCN 35507, MNCN 35509 (Fig. 6y), MNCN 35510, MNCN 35514, MNCN 35516, MNCN 35520 (Fig. 6z) and MNCN 355272; the entoplastra MNCN 35511 (Fig. 6ac) and MNCN 35527 (Fig. 6ab); and the hyoplastron MNCN 35508 (Fig. 6aa).
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Megacricetodon debruijni5 Freudenthal 1968 mouse
Megacricetodon gregarius5 Schaub 1925 mouse
M. gregarius ibericus
Megacricetodon similis5 Fahlbusch 1964 mouse
"Cricetodon decedens" = Cricetodon (Hispanomys) decedens Schaub 1925 mouse
N. decedens nombrevillae nov. subsp.
Democricetodon minor4 Lartet 1851 mouse
D. minor sulcatus
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
 Rodentia - Gliridae
"Peridyromys dehmi" = Myomimus dehmi2
"Peridyromys dehmi" = Myomimus dehmi2 de Bruijn 1966 dormouse
P. dehmi nombrevillae nov. subsp.
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
"Anchitherium sampelayoi n. sp." = Sinohippus sampelayoi7
"Anchitherium sampelayoi n. sp." = Sinohippus sampelayoi7 Villalta and Crusafont 1945 anchitheriine horse
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Kretzoiarctos beatrix n. gen.1 Abella et al. 2011 bear