Salobreña (Miocene of Spain)

Also known as Salobrena

Where: Granada, Spain (36.8° N, 3.5° W: paleocoordinates 36.9° N, 4.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: MN 13 zone, Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)


Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: Interesting rodents, as there is a mixture of Spanish and Maghrebian faunas. Discovered in 1973 by L. Thaler.

Primary reference: Z. Szyndlar and H. H. Schleich. 1994. Two species of the genus Eryx (Serpentes: Boidae; Erycinae) from the Spanish Neogene with comments on the past distribution of the genus in Europe. Amphibia-Reptilia 15(1994):233-248 [J. Head/J. Head/T. Liebrecht]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 26752: authorized by Jason Head, entered by Jason Head on 27.10.2002, edited by Hannah O'Regan and Katrin Eckardt

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Taxonomic list

 Squamata - Boidae
Eryx cf. jaculus true sand boa
 Chiroptera - Rhinolophidae
Rhinolophus sp.1 Lacépède 1799 horseshoe bat
 Chiroptera - Vespertilionidae
Myotis sp.1 Kaup 1829 vesper bat
Myotis cf. boyeri1 Mein 1965 vesper bat
Miniopterus cf. fossilis1 Zapfe 1950 bend-winged bat
 Chiroptera - Molossidae
Tadarida sp.1 Rafinesque 1814 free-tailed bat
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Eliomys truci1 Mein and Michaux 1970 dormouse
 Rodentia - Muridae
Occitanomys adroveri1 Thaler 1966 mouse
Stephanomys ramblensis1 van de Weerd 1976 mouse
Castillomys crusafonti1 Michaux 1969 mouse
Castillomys crusafonti gracilis
Apodemus aff. gudrunae1 van de Weerd 1976 Eurasian field mouse
 Rodentia - Nesomyidae
Dendromus sp.1 Smith 1829 African climbing mice
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Cricetus cf. kormosi1 Schaub 1930 mouse
Protatera sp.1 Jaeger 1977 mouse
Myocricetodon sp.1 Lavocat 1952 mouse
 Rodentia - Calomyscidae
Calomyscus delicatus n. sp.1 Aguilar et al. 1984 mouse
Calomyscus cf. minor1 de Bruijn et al. 1970 mouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Atlantoxerus cf. rhodius1 de Bruijn et al. 1970 squirrel
in faunal list referred to as 'rodhius', but in text and description its 'rhodius'
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
cf. Trischizolagus sp.1 Radulesco and Samson 1967 rabbit
Leporidae cf. trischizolagus
cf. Oryctolagus sp.1 Lilljeborg 1874 rabbit
Leporidae indet. cf. Oryctolagus
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Prolagus michauxi1 pika
MNI 1, (4 teeth = 1 maxilla)
 Ammodiscoidea - Ammodiscidae
Psammophis sp. Fitzinger 1826
May be typographical error for the genus Psamnophis
Psammophis odysseus n. sp.2 Georgalis and Szyndlar 2022
Holotype: MNCN 150.101, a mid- trunk vertebra