Gundersheim-Findling, Rheinland-Pfalz (Pliocene of Germany)

Where: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany (49.7° N, 8.2° E: paleocoordinates 49.8° N, 7.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Ruscinian (5.3 - 3.2 Ma)

• MN15, Upper Ruscinian.

Environment/lithology: fissure fill

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: G. Storch and O. Fejfar. 1990. Gundersheim-Findling, a Ruscinian rodent fauna of Asian affinities from Germany. In E.H. Lindsay, V. Fahlbusch and P. Mein, eds., European Neogene Mammal Chronology, Plenum Press, New York 405-412 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 43633: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 17.08.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Muridae
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Cricetidae canterranensis n. gen. mouse
The species canterranensis has been removed from Trilophomys, but the new genus had not been described when this paper was published.
Trilophomys schaubi Fejfar 1961 mouse
Mimomys (Mimomys) occitanus Thaler 1955 vole
"Kowalskia cf. polonica" = Neocricetodon polonicus Fahlbusch 1969 mouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Sciuridae "indet. 1" Gray 1821 squirrel
Sciuridae "indet. 2" Gray 1821 squirrel
Tamias orlovi chipmunk
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Eliomys intermedius Priant 1953 dormouse
"Glirulus pusillus" = Amphidyromys pusillus Heller 1936 Japanese dormouse
Muscardinus sp. n. sp. Kaup 1829 dormouse
Muscardinus pliocaenicus Kowalski 1963 dormouse
Glis minor Kowalski 1963 dormouse
 Rodentia - Zapodidae
Sminthozapus janossyi jumping mouse