Les Valerots bed 2, Cote d'Or (Pleistocene of France)

Where: Cote d'Or, France (47.3° N, 5.0° E: paleocoordinates 47.3° N, 4.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• Biharian. Gunz or most ancient Mindel glaciation. Complex stratigraphy (see collection info).


Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: Complex stratigraphy, with several climatic changes documented. Cycles 1, 2, 3, and 5 correspond with temperate, more or less wet phases, while 4 and 6 are indicative of cold continental climates, with cycle 4 marking the maximum cold phase.

Primary reference: M. F. Bonifay. 1973. Principaux gisements paleontologiques Francais du Pleistocene Moyen: Essai de classification. Le Quaternaire 41-50 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 49084: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 08.04.2005, edited by Brian Beatty

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Taxonomic list

• Also marked on the list is M. malei-burgondiaes nov. ssp. The genus is not clearly indicated - could be Mimomys - but it has been omitted from the entered taxonomic list.
 Salientia - Ranidae
 Rodentia - Muridae
Apodemus sylvaticus Linnaeus 1758 wood mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Allophaiomys pliocaenicus Kormos 1932 vole
Allophaiomys pliocaenicus nutiensis nov. ssp.
Cricetus cricetus Linnaeus 1758 European hamster
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
"Citellus sp." = Spermophilus
"Citellus sp." = Spermophilus Cuvier 1825 ground squirrel
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Eliomys intermedius Priant 1953 dormouse
Glis minor Kowalski 1963 dormouse
 Rodentia - Zapodidae
Sicista sp. Gray 1827 birch mouse
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Ochotona sp. Link 1795 pika
Ochotona valerotae Erbayeva et al. 2001 pika
Ochotona valerotae n. sp.
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Talpa cf. caeca Savi 1822 blind mole
Talpa cf. europaea Linnaeus 1758 European mole
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
cf. Drepanosorex sp. Kretzoi 1941 red-toothed shrew
Sorex runtonensis Hinton 1911 long-tailed shrew
Beremendia fissidens Petényi 1864 shrew
 Chiroptera -
Chiroptera indet. Blumenbach 1779 bat
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Mustela sp. Linnaeus 1758 weasel