Marcoin (Miocene of France)

Where: Auvergne, France (45.9° N, 3.1° E: paleocoordinates 45.9° N, 1.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: MN 2 (22.4 - 20.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; lithology not reported

• The locality is in the Limagne rift basin. Hence, the deposits may well be of fluvail and/or limnic origin.

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the MNHN

Primary reference: Z. Szyndlar and J.-C. Rage. 1999. Oldest Fossil Vipers (Serpentes: Viperidae) from the Old World. Kaupia - Darmst├Ądter Beitr├Ąge zur Naturgeschichte 8:9-20 [J. Mueller/T. Liebrecht]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 136762: authorized by Johannes Mueller, entered by Torsten Liebrecht on 04.12.2012, edited by Patricia Holroyd

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Testudo sp. Linnaeus 1758 turtle
 Testudines - Pangeoemydidae
? Ptychogaster sp. Pomel 1847 turtle
 Squamata - Viperidae
Vipera sp. Laurenti 1768 viper
"Vipera aspis complex", figured specimen: MNHN MRC 4