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
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Rotaliina
 Discorbacea - Rosalinidae
Epistomaria
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Reptilia
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Pelorochelon cf. eocaenica Hummel 1935 turtle
 Crocodylia -
Diplocynodon sp. Pomel 1847 crocodilian
 Loricata -
Pristichampsus cf. rollinati Gray 1831 crocodilian
Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
"Propalaeotherium cf. parvulum" = Eurohippus parvulus
"Propalaeotherium cf. parvulum" = Eurohippus parvulus Laurillard 1849 horse
 Perissodactyla - Pachynolophidae
Anchilophus cf. depereti odd-toed ungulate
Plagiolophus carteri odd-toed ungulate
 Perissodactyla - Palaeotheriidae
"Propalaeotherium isselanum" = Palaeotherium isselanum, Paraplagiolophus codiciense
"Propalaeotherium isselanum" = Palaeotherium isselanum Cuvier 1824 odd-toed ungulate
Paraplagiolophus codiciense odd-toed ungulate
 Ferae -
Quercygale helvetica Rutimeyer 1882 placental
 Ungulata - Mixtotheriidae
Mixtotherium cf. priscum Stehlin 1908 even-toed ungulate
 Ungulata - Dichobunidae
Dichobune robertiana Gervais 1848 even-toed ungulate
 Ungulata - Xiphodontidae
Leptotheridium cf. traguloides Stehlin 1910 even-toed ungulate
 Hyaenodonta - Hyaenodontidae
"Allopterodon cf. theriodis" = Eurotherium theriodis, Prodissopsalis sp.
"Allopterodon cf. theriodis" = Eurotherium theriodis Van Valen 1965 eutherian
Prodissopsalis sp. Matthes 1950 eutherian
Dicotyledonae
 Juglandales - Hamamelidae
Magnoliopsida
 Sapindales - Rutaceae
Rutaceae indet. de Jussieu 1789
 Proteales - Proteaceae
Mimosaceae
  - Mimosaceae
Mimosaceae indet. Brown 1814
Poacites
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