Casa del Acero (Miocene of Spain)

Where: Murcia, Spain (38.2° N, 1.1° W: paleocoordinates 38.3° N, 1.7° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Turolian (8.7 - 5.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; evaporite

• fossils within "margo-evaporiticos"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: abundances are not statistically useful because they do not cover the entire list

Primary reference: J. Agusti, J. Gilbert, and S. Moya-Sola. 1981. Casa del Acero: nueva fuana Turoliense de vertebrados (Mioceno Superior de Fortuna, Murcia). Butlleti Informatu Institut de Paleontologia de Sabadell 12:69-87 [J. Alroy/J. Wertheim/J. Wertheim]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37546: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Jill Wertheim on 16.03.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Muridae
"Parapodemus barbarae" = Parapodemus gaudryi barbarae van de Weerd 1976 mouse
Occitanomys adroveri Thaler 1966 mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Ruscinomys sp., "Kowalskia sp." = Neocricetodon
Ruscinomys sp. Depéret 1890 mouse
"Kowalskia sp." = Neocricetodon Schaub 1934 mouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Atlantoxerus sp. Major 1893 squirrel
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Eliomys cf. truci Mein and Michaux 1970 dormouse
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
Schizogalerix sp., Schizogalerix sp., "Echinosoricinae indet." = Galericinae
Schizogalerix sp. Engesser 1980 hedgehog
sp. I; 16 individuals
Schizogalerix sp. Engesser 1980 hedgehog
sp. II; 1 individual
"Echinosoricinae indet." = Galericinae Pomel 1848 hedgehog
1 individual
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion concudense Pirlot 1956 hipparionine horse
sp.; 1 individual
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
"Petenyiella repenningi" = Paenelimnoecus repenningi
"Petenyiella repenningi" = Paenelimnoecus repenningi Bachmayer and Wilson 1970 red-toothed shrew
2 individuals
 Proboscidea - Mammutidae
"Mastodon sp." = Mammut
"Mastodon sp." = Mammut Blumenbach 1799 mastodon
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Boselaphini indet. Knottnerus-Meyer 1997 antelope
2 specimens
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Cervidae indet. Gray 1821 deer
1 individual