Cucuron (Miocene of France)

Also known as Aumane, Mont Léberon, Mont Luberon

Where: Vaucluse, France (43.8° N, 5.5° E: paleocoordinates 44.0° N, 4.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: MN12 mammal zone, Ravin de Ratavoux Formation, Miocene (23.0 - 5.3 Ma)

• MN 12, Tortonien, Upper Miocene

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; blue siltstone and lignite

• Blueish clays with intercalations of lignite

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Primary reference: B. Ménouret. 2014. Gisements paléontologiques à mammifères ou empreintes de pas de mammifères du Parc naturel régional du Luberon. Courrier scientifique du Parc naturel régional du Luberon et de la Réserve de biosphère Luberon-Lure 12:56-74 [P. Coster/P. Coster]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 201497: authorized by Pauline Coster, entered by Pauline Coster on 10.05.2019

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Mammalia
 Tribosphenida - Erinaceidae
Galerix sp. Pomel 1848 hedgehog
 Soricomorpha - Talpidae
Desmanella crusafonti Rümke 1974 mole
Dibolia pontica Schreuder 1940 mole
 Carnivora - Felidae
Machairodus giganteus Wagner 1848 cat
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
Adcrocuta eximia Roth and Wagner 1854 hyaena
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
"Dicerorhinus schleiermacheri" = Dihoplus schleiermacheri, Aceratherium incisivum
"Dicerorhinus schleiermacheri" = Dihoplus schleiermacheri Kaup 1834 rhinoceros
Aceratherium incisivum Cuvier 1824 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion sp. de Christol 1832 hipparionine horse
Hipparion matthewi Abel 1926 hipparionine horse
Hipparion prostylum Gervais 1849 hipparionine horse
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
Microstonyx major Gervais 1848 pig
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
 Artiodactyla - Giraffidae
Helladotherium duvernoyi Gaudry and Lartet 1856 giraffe
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Prolagus crusafonti López Martinez 1977 pika
 Rodentia - Castoridae
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Eliomys truci Mein and Michaux 1970 dormouse
Vasseuromys thenii Daxner-Höck and de Bruijn 1981 dormouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Spermophilinus cf. bredai von Meyer 1848 squirrel
 Rodentia - Muridae
Occitanomys adroveri Thaler 1966 mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
"Kowalskia lavocati" = Neocricetodon lavocati Hugueney and Mein 1965 mouse
 Proboscidea - Deinotheriidae
"Dinotherium giganteum" = Deinotherium giganteum
"Dinotherium giganteum" = Deinotherium giganteum Kaup 1829 deinothere
 Chiroptera - Vespertilionidae
Vespertilionidae indet. Gray 1821 vesper bat
Reptilia
 Testudines - Testudinidae
Testudo sp. Linnaeus 1758 turtle
Cephalopoda
 Ellesmerocerida - Plectronoceratidae
cf. Palaeoceras sp. Flower 1954