Montpellier (terrestrial) (Pliocene of France)

Where: France (43.6° N, 3.9° E: paleocoordinates 43.7° N, 3.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• group-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: P. Gervais. 1850. Fossil ape. Annual of Scientific Discovery 1:284-285 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 68798: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 07.02.2007, edited by Mark Uhen and Patricia Holroyd

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionyx pliopedemontanus1 softshell turtle
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Testudo sp.1 Linnaeus 1758 turtle
 Testudines - Pangeoemydidae
Mauremys sp.1 Gray 1870 pond turtle
 Primates - Cercopithecidae
Macaca sp. Lacépède 1799 macaque
probably M. sylvanus prisca
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Lutra affinis2 Gervais 1859 otter