Montespieu (Eocene of France)

Where: France (43.6° N, 2.2° E: paleocoordinates 41.5° N, 1.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Bartonian (41.3 - 38.0 Ma)

• Formation des Molasses de Saix et de Lautrec, Grès de Puech Auriol et de Venès

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: F. Solé, E. Amson, M. Borths, D. Vidalenc, M. Morlo and K. Bastl. 2015. A New Large Hyainailourine from the Bartonian of Europe and Its Bearings on the Evolution and Ecology of Massive Hyaenodonts (Mammalia). PLoS ONE 10(9):e0135698:1-55 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 183349: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 12.12.2016

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Taxonomic list

 Perissodactyla - Palaeotheriidae
Plagiolophus annectens Owen 1847 odd-toed ungulate
Palaeotherium lautricense n. sp. Stehlin 1904 odd-toed ungulate
MHNT PAL.2010.0.51
Metanchilophus gaudini Pictet and Humbert 1869 odd-toed ungulate
 Creodonta - Hyaenodontidae
Cynohyaenodon lautricensis n. sp. Lange-Badré 1978 creodont
 Creodonta - Hyainailouridae
Kerberos langebadreae n. gen. n. sp.
Kerberos langebadreae n. gen. n. sp. Solé et al. 2015 creodont
MNHN.F.EBA 517 - holotype; referred material: MNHN.F.EBA 518-528