Villalba Alta (Pliocene of Spain)

Where: Aragon, Spain (40.6° N, 1.0° W: paleocoordinates 40.7° N, 1.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Base of the MN 5 level zone, Ruscinian (5.3 - 3.2 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lignite

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: J. Chaline, P. Mein, and R. Adrover. 1981. Mimomys occitanus de Villalba Alta et Arquillo 3 (Espagne). Géobios 14(6):821-826 [E. Fara/E. Fara/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 32103: authorized by Emmanuel Fara, entered by Emmanuel Fara on 05.06.2003, edited by Jelle Zijlstra

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Rodentia - Muridae
Apodemus jeanteti Eurasian field mouse
Apodemus cf. dominans Eurasian field mouse
Castillomys crusafonti Michaux 1969 mouse
Occitanomys brailloni Michaux 1969 mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Trilophomys cf. pyrenaicus Depéret 1890 mouse
Mimomys occitanus Thaler 1955 vole
Ruscinomys europaeus Depéret 1890 mouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Atlantoxerus cf. rhodius de Bruijn et al. 1970 squirrel
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Eliomys intermedius Priant 1953 dormouse
 Rodentia - Hystricidae
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Trischizolagus cf. maritsae de Bruijn et al. 1970 rabbit
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
Parasorex depereti Crochet 1986 hedgehog
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Archaeodesmana brailloni Rümke 1985 mole
Desmanella sp. Engesser 1972 mole
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
 Chiroptera - Rhinolophidae
Rhinolophus sp. Lacépède 1799 horseshoe bat
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Bovidae indet. Gray 1821 antelope
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Cervidae indet. Gray 1821 deer