Mas Genegals, near Vingrau, Pyrenees Orientales (Pliocene of France)

Where: Languedoc Roussillon Region, France (42.9° N, 2.8° E: paleocoordinates 42.9° N, 2.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: MN 16 (3.2 - 2.6 Ma)

• The age is not clearly stated but the fauna is younger than the one from Serrat d'en Vacquer, which belongs to MN 15

Environment/lithology: fissure fill; lithified, red, sandy claystone

Size classes: mesofossils, microfossils

Collection methods: Discovered in 1969 by C. Cornet

Primary reference: C. Cornet, J. Michaux, and L. Pasquier. 1976. Le gisement a micromammiferes du Mas Genegals (P.-O.); signification possible des remplissages karstiques pliocenes du Languedoc et du Roussillon. Comptes Rendus sommaires de la Societe Geologique de France 18(5):202-204 [E. Fara/E. Fara/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37049: authorized by Emmanuel Fara, entered by Emmanuel Fara on 26.02.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Muridae
Apodemus cf. dominans Eurasian field mouse
Apodemus jeanteti Eurasian field mouse
Castillomys crusafonti Michaux 1969 mouse
Occitanomys brailloni Michaux 1969 mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
? Propliomys sp. Kretzoi 1959 mouse
Trilophomys cf. pyrenaicus Depéret 1890 mouse
Ruscinomys cf. europaeus Depéret 1890 mouse
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Glis minor Kowalski 1963 dormouse
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Prolagus sp. Pomel 1853 pika