Tortajada (Miocene of Spain)

Also known as TO

Where: Aragon, Spain (40.4° N, 2.6° W: paleocoordinates 40.5° N, 3.2° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Alfambra Formation, Turolian (8.7 - 5.3 Ma)

• Middle Turolian, Late Miocene, MN12.

Environment/lithology: lignite

• 'A badly exposed section of marly limestone contains a fossiliferous lens in lignitic clay.'

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, chemical, sieve,

• Specimens are stored at the Geologisch Instituut, Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht.

Primary reference: A. van de Weerd. 1976. Rodent faunas of the Mio-Pliocene continental sediments of the Teruel-Alfambra region, Spain. Utrecht Micropalaeontological Bulletins, Special Publication 2:1-217 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/L. van den Hoek Ostende]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35315: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 28.11.2003

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Rodentia - Muridae
Parapodemus gaudryi Dames 1883 mouse
Parapodemus gaudryi barbarae n. subsp.
Occitanomys adroveri Thaler 1966 mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
 Rodentia - Sciuridae