Valdecebro 3 (Miocene of Spain)

Also known as VDC3

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)

• MN13, Late Turolian, Late Miocene.

Environment/lithology: marl

• 'The site shows marl with abundant small gastropods and black lignitic clay overlying the marl, together about 30cm thick. Underlying rocks are not exposed, overlying rocks are not present.'

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, chemical, sieve,

• Material held in the collections of 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 35346: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 02.12.2003, edited by Lars van den Hoek Ostende

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Muridae
Apodemus gudrunae n. sp. van de Weerd 1976 Eurasian field mouse
Occitanomys adroveri Thaler 1966 mouse
"Valerymys turoliensis" = Huerzelerimys turoliensis Michaux 1969 mouse
Stephanomys ramblensis n. sp. van de Weerd 1976 mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Ruscinomys sp. Depéret 1890 mouse
Ruscinomys sp. A
Cricetus cf. kormosi Schaub 1930 mouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
 Rodentia - Castoridae
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
"Dibolia major" = Archaeodesmana major
"Dibolia major" = Archaeodesmana major Rümke 1985 mole
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion gromovae Villalta and Crusafont 1957 hipparionine horse
Hipparion periafricanum Villalta and Crusafont 1957 hipparionine horse
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Tragocerus sp. Gaudry 1861 antelope
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Cervidae indet. Gray 1821 deer
small sized.