Messen (Miocene of Switzerland)

Where: Solothurn, Switzerland (47.1° N, 7.5° E: paleocoordinates 47.1° N, 5.2° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: MN 1 (23.0 - 22.4 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: B. Engesser. 1976. Zum Milchgebiss der Dimyliden (Insectivora, Mammalia). Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae 69(3):795-808 [L. van den Hoek Ostende/L. van den Hoek Ostende]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 71214: authorized by Lars van den Hoek Ostende, entered by Lars van den Hoek Ostende on 21.04.2007

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Vasseuromys priscus De Bonis 1973 dormouse
 Rodentia - Eomyidae
 Rodentia - Castoridae
 Rodentia - Zapodidae
Plesiosminthus myarion Schaub 1930 jumping mouse
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Talpidae indet. Fischer de Waldheim 1817 mole
 Tribosphenida - Plesiosoricidae
Plesiosorex sp. Pomel 1848 placental
 Tribosphenida - Heterosoricidae
? Heterosorex sp. Gaillard 1915 placental
 Tribosphenida - Dimylidae
Pseudocordylodon rigassii n. sp. Engesser 1976 placental
 Ferae -
Carnivora indet. Bowditch 1821 carnivoran
 Artiodactyla - Cainotheriidae
"Caenotherium sp." = Cainotherium
"Caenotherium sp." = Cainotherium Bravard 1828 even-toed ungulate