Hill of La Défense (Puteaux) (Eocene of France)

Where: France (48.9° N, 2.2° E: paleocoordinates 45.7° N, 1.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)

• lower part of the Upper Lutetian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; marl

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: L. Ginsburg, J. Arques, F. Broin, Y. Le Calez, J. Mouton, D. Obert, C. Privé-Gill and J.-P. Roucan. 1977. Découverte d’une faune de mammifères dans le Lutétien supérieur de la Défense, à Puteaux, près Paris (Hauts-de-Seine). Comptes Rendus sommaires des séances de la Société géologique de France 1977(6):311-313 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 184468: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 03.03.2017

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Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Reptilia
 Crocodylia -
Diplocynodon sp. Pomel 1847 crocodilian
 Loricata -
Pristichampsus cf. rollinati Gray 1831 crocodilian
 Testudines - Testudinidae
Pelorochelon cf. eocaenica Hummel 1935 turtle
Mammalia
 Artiodactyla - Mixtotheriidae
Mixtotherium cf. priscum Stehlin 1908 even-toed ungulate
 Artiodactyla - Dichobunidae
Dichobune robertiana Gervais 1848 even-toed ungulate
 Artiodactyla - Xiphodontidae
Leptotheridium cf. traguloides Stehlin 1910 even-toed ungulate
 Perissodactyla - Palaeotheriidae
Paraplagiolophus codiciense, "Propalaeotherium cf. parvulum" = Eurohippus parvulus, "Propalaeotherium isselanum" = Palaeotherium isselanum, Plagiolophus carteri, "Anchilophus cf. depereti" = Metanchilophus depereti
Paraplagiolophus codiciense odd-toed ungulate
"Propalaeotherium cf. parvulum" = Eurohippus parvulus Laurillard 1849 odd-toed ungulate
"Propalaeotherium isselanum" = Palaeotherium isselanum Cuvier 1824 odd-toed ungulate
Plagiolophus carteri odd-toed ungulate
"Anchilophus cf. depereti" = Metanchilophus depereti Stehlin 1905 odd-toed ungulate
 Creodonta - Hyaenodontidae
Prodissopsalis sp., "Allopterodon cf. theriodis" = Eurotherium theriodis
Prodissopsalis sp. Matthes 1950 creodont
"Allopterodon cf. theriodis" = Eurotherium theriodis Van Valen 1965 creodont
 Theriamorpha -
Quercygale helvetica Rütimeyer 1862 placental
Angiospermae
 Fagales - Myricaceae
 Rosales - Mimosaceae
Mimosaceae indet. Brown 1814
 Sapindales - Rutaceae
Rutaceae indet. de Jussieu 1789 citrus
Citrus sp. Linnaeus 1753 citrus
 Gentianales - Apocynaceae
 Proteales - Proteaceae
 Pandanales - Pandanaceae
 Poales - Poaceae
Foraminifera
 Asterigerinacea - Epistomariidae
Globothalamea
 Rotaliida - Discorbidae