Cucuron, at the stadium, sample taken between 1972 and 1976 (Miocene of France)

Where: Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Region, France (43.8° N, 5.5° E: paleocoordinates 44.0° N, 4.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Ravin de Ratavoux Formation, MN 12 (7.8 - 7.2 Ma)

• MN 12, Middle Turolian, Upper Miocene

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; blue claystone and lignite

• Blueish clays with intercalations of lignite

Size classes: mesofossils, microfossils

Primary reference: P. Mein and J. Michaux. 1979. Une faune de petits mammiferes d'age Turolien moyen (Miocene superieur) a Cucuron (Vaucluse); donnees nouvelles sur le genre Stephanomys (Rodentia) et consequences stratigraphiques. Géobios 12(3):481-485 [E. Fara/E. Fara/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37047: authorized by Emmanuel Fara, entered by Emmanuel Fara on 25.02.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Ostracoda indet. Latreille 1802 ostracod
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
 Rodentia - Muridae
"Parapodemus barbarae" = Parapodemus gaudryi barbarae van de Weerd 1976 mouse
Occitanomys adroveri Thaler 1966 mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Ruscinomys schaubi, "Kowalskia sp." = Neocricetodon
"Kowalskia sp." = Neocricetodon Schaub 1934 mouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Spermophilinus sp. de Bruijn and Mein 1968 squirrel
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Gliridae indet. Muirhead 1819 dormouse
Eliomys sp. Wagner 1840 dormouse
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Prolagus crusafonti López Martinez 1977 pika
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
Galerix sp. Pomel 1848 hedgehog
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
"Desmana aff. pontica" = Dibolia pontica, Desmanella crusafonti, Talpa sp.
"Desmana aff. pontica" = Dibolia pontica Schreuder 1940 mole
Desmanella crusafonti Rümke 1974 mole
Talpa sp. Linnaeus 1758 mole
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Soricidae indet. Fischer 1814 shrew
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
Ictitherium sp. Wagner 1848 hyaena