Bézian (Miocene of France)

Where: Gers, France (44.0° N, 0.5° E: paleocoordinates 44.1° N, 1.0° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: MN 4 (16.9 - 16.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: E.P.J. Heizmann, L. Ginsburg, and C. Bulot. 1980. Prosansanosmilus peregrinus, ein neuer machairodontider Felide aus dem Miocän Deutschlands und Frankreichs. Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde, Ser. B. 58:1-27 [L. van den Hoek Ostende/L. van den Hoek Ostende]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 69099: authorized by Lars van den Hoek Ostende, entered by Lars van den Hoek Ostende on 19.02.2007, edited by Philip Mannion

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Crocodylia -
"Diplocynodon styriacus" = Diplocynodon ungeri1
"Diplocynodon styriacus" = Diplocynodon ungeri1 Prangner 1845 crocodilian
Skull
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Eumyarion sp. Thaler 1966 mouse
Melissiodon dominans Dehm 1950 mouse
Megacricetodon bavaricus Fahlbusch 1964 mouse
ssp. bezianensis
Megacricetodon primitivus Mein and Freudenthal 1971 mouse
Democricetodon sp. Fahlbusch 1964 mouse
 Rodentia -
Neocometes sp. Schaub and Zapfe 1953 mouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Spermophilinus bredai von Meyer 1848 squirrel
Miopetaurista sp. Kretzoi 1962 squirrel
Palaeosciurus sp. Pomel 1853 squirrel
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Microdyromys koenigswaldi de Bruijn 1966 dormouse
Pseudodryomys sp. de Bruijn 1966 dormouse
Glirudinus gracilis Dehm 1950 dormouse
Bransatoglis cadeoti Bulot 1978 dormouse
 Rodentia - Eomyidae
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Steneofiber sp. Geoffroy 1833 beaver
small form
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
"Galerix sp." = Galerix, "Pseudogalerix sp." = Galerix
"Galerix sp." = Galerix Pomel 1848 hedgehog
"Pseudogalerix sp." = Galerix Pomel 1848 hedgehog
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Talpidae indet. Fischer de Waldheim 1817 mole
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Aceratherium fahlbuschi rhinoceros
subgenus Dromaceratherium
Brachypotherium brachypus Lartet 1848 rhinoceros
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Soricidae indet. Fischer 1814 shrew
 Carnivora - Ursidae
 Carnivora - Barbourofelidae
 Carnivora - Amphicyonidae
? Pseudocyon sansaniensis Lartet 1851 bear-dog
Amphicyon giganteus Schinz 1825 bear-dog
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
? Mionictis artenensis Ginsburg 1968 otter
Ischyrictis bezaniensis mustelid carnivore
 Carnivora - Felidae
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
 Carnivora -
Palaeogale minuta Gervais 1848 carnivoran
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Gomphotherium angustidens Burmeister 1837 gomphothere
 Ungulata - Suidae
 Ungulata -
Taucanamo primum2 van der Made 1997 even-toed ungulate
 Ungulata - Cainotheriidae
Cainotherium sp. Bravard 1828 even-toed ungulate
 Ungulata - Tragulidae
Dorcatherium cf. naui Kaup 1833 chevrotain
 Ungulata - Palaeomerycidae
Palaeomeryx kaupi von Meyer 1834 ruminant
 Ungulata - Cervidae