Menat (Dangeard Bakouline collection, Universite de Lyon 1) (Paleocene of France)

Where: France (46.1° N, 2.9° E: paleocoordinates 40.6° N, 0.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Thanetian (59.2 - 56.0 Ma)

• Thanetian according to the geochronological absolute age (ca. 56 Ma) and the polarity chron

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: crater lake; lithology not reported

• Volcanic Paleolake (maar) deposit

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: A. Pérez-García. 2012. Berruchelus russelli, gen. et sp. nov., a paracryptodiran turtle from the Cenozoic of Europe. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 32(3):545-556 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137805: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 20.12.2012, edited by Patricia Holroyd

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionyx sp. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1809 softshell turtle
 Testudines - Compsemydidae
Berruchelus russelli Pérez-García 2012 turtle
FSL 532 267 (posterior region of a shell that preserves the three posterior-most neurals, the suprapygals, the pygal, the last three pairs of costals, and the last four peripherals on the left side)
 Primates - Plesiadapidae
Plesiadapis insignis n. sp. Piton 1940 primate
Piton (1940) specimens