Sotteville-sur-Mer cliff (Eocene of France)

Also known as La Pointue

Where: France (49.9° N, 0.8° E: paleocoordinates 45.4° N, 1.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: MP7 mammal zone, Calcaire d’Ailly Member (Mortemer Formation), Ypresian (56.0 - 47.8 Ma)

• Unit 2 of the Calcaire d’Ailly Member, situated about 1.5m above the onset of

•the Paleocene–Eocene Carbon Isotope Excursion (CIE)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; claystone

Size classes: mesofossils, microfossils

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: T. Smith, C. Dupuis, A. Folie, F. Quesnel, J.-Y. Storme, P. Iacumin, J. Riveline, P. Missiaen, S. Ladevèze and J. Yans. 2011. A new terrestrial vertebrate site just after the Paleocene–Eocene boundary in the Mortemer Formation of Upper Normandy, France. Comptes Rendus Palevol 10:11-20 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 182667: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 21.11.2016

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Taxonomic list

 Cardiida - Sphaeriidae
cf. Sphaerium sp. Scopoli 1777 fingernail clam
 Truncatelloidea - Hydrobiidae
Hydrobia sp. Hartmann 1821 snail
 Salmoniformes -
Thaumaturus sp. Reuss 1844
 Salientia -
Anura indet. Fischer von Waldheim 1813 frog
 Caudata - Urodela
cf. Salamandra sp. Laurenti 1768 salamander
 Crocodylia -
Crocodylia indet. Owen 1842 crocodilian
 Squamata - Necrosauridae
Necrosauridae indet. Hoffstetter 1943 lizard
 Squamata -
 Primates - Paromomyidae
Arcius zbyszewskii Estravís 2000 primate
 Rodentia - Ischyromyidae
Ischyromyidae indet. Alston 1876 rodent
 Macroscelidea - Amphilemuridae
Macrocranion vandebroeki Quinet 1964 elephant shrew
 Theriiformes - Peradectidae
Peradectes "sp. 1" Matthew and Granger 1921 metatherian
Peradectes "sp. 2" Matthew and Granger 1921 metatherian
 Charales - Feistiellaceae