Châlons-sur-Vesle (Paleocene of France)

Where: Champagne-Ardenne, France (49.3° N, 3.9° E: paleocoordinates 43.8° N, 1.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Châlons-sur-Vesle Formation, Thanetian (59.2 - 56.0 Ma)

• Bed 3 of Laurain & Meyer, 1986) of middle Thanetian age according to the occurrence of upper NP8 calcareous nannoplankton markers

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: mesofossils

Reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: J. J. Hooker and D. E. Russell. 2012. Early Palaeogene Louisinidae (Macroscelidea, Mammalia), their relationships and north European diversity. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 164:856-936 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137132: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 11.12.2012, edited by Patricia Holroyd

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionyx sp. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1809 softshell turtle
 Macroscelidea - Louisinidae
Berrulestes "sp. 1" Hooker and Russell 2012 elephant shrew
NHMUK.M84835 (LM1)