Roccaneyra (Pleistocene of France)

Also known as Rocca Neyra

Where: France (45.6° N, 3.2° E: paleocoordinates 45.6° N, 3.0° E)

When: MN 17 (2.6 - 1.8 Ma)

• Late Pliocene, Villanyian, Villafranchian


Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: E. Heintz, C. Guerin, R. Martin and F. Prat. 1974. Principaux gisements villafranchiens de France: Listes fauniques et biostratigraphie. Memoires du Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Minieres 78(1):169-182 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 47129: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 15.02.2005

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Taxonomic list

• None of the material from the site can be referred to the Rhinocerotidae.
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion sp.3 de Christol 1832 hipparionine horse
 Carnivora - Canidae
Nyctereutes megamastoides3 Pomel 1842 raccoon dog
Three mandibles (1943 - 45), Museum, Paris.
 Carnivora - Felidae
Lynx issiodorensis2 Croizet and Jobert 1828 lynx
Humerus (Rn 152) in Bale Museum.
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
Chasmaporthetes lunensis1 Del Campana 1914 hyaena
Described and illustrated by Schaub (1941).
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Anancus arvernensis3 Croizet and Jobert 1828 gomphothere
around 20 specimens of Anancus. The suggestion of Stehlin of a second mastodont and an 'elephant meridional' by Michel-Levy and Munier-Chalmas are regarded as unsubstantiated.
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Leptobos elatus3 antelope
A fragment of cranium with a left horncore, in the Faculty of Sciences, Clermont-Ferrand has provisionally been attributed to L. elatus.
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Eucladoceros senezensis3 deer
Eucladoceros senezensis vireti