Binissalem, Island of Mallorca (Eocene of Spain)

Where: Baleares, Spain (39.7° N, 2.8° E: paleocoordinates 39.0° N, 1.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: "Caliza de Peguera" Formation, Bartonian (41.3 - 38.0 Ma)

• name is given in quotes by the author

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine

• very thin organogenic lacustrine limestones that, at the foot, exhibit an intercalation of carbonate levels accompanied by charophites and vertebrate remains

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: F. Roman. 1970. Sur quelques fossiles des lignites de Binisalem (Majorque) recueillis par M. Darder Pericas. Boletin de la Real Sociedad Espanola de Hisotia Natural 27(9):383-390 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38814: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 05.05.2004

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Taxonomic list

Palaeocherus aff. waterhousi
form ancestral to "mutation" of Waterhousi, one m2
Lychnopsis bofilli
first reported by Vidal, 1917
 Architaenioglossa - Ampullinidae
"Megatylotus crassatinus" = Ampullina (Megatylotus)
"Megatylotus crassatinus" = Ampullina (Megatylotus) snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Thiaridae
Melanoides pachecoi snail
first reported by Vidal, 1917
 Pulmonata - Filholiidae
Triptychia beaumonti slug
first reported by Vidal, 1917
? Bulimus bouvyi snail
first reported by Haime,
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionychidae indet. Gray 1825 softshell turtle
 Testudines - Pangeoemydidae
Palaeochelys sp. Meyer 1847 turtle
 Crocodylia - Crocodylidae
Crocodylidae indet. Cuvier 1807 crocodile
"crocodilian teeth"
 Charales - Characeae
Characeae indet. Agardh 1824