Soulane (Eocene of France)

Where: Occitanie, France (43.0° N, 2.7° E: paleocoordinates 38.5° N, 0.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Ypresian (56.0 - 47.8 Ma)

• "early Ypresian (from the upper part of the Ilerdian, at contact with the Ypresian continental molasse, toward the middle part of the lower Cuisian)"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; marl

• "Grey-blueish marls with abundant remains of the gastropods Batillaria spp., upper part of the Upper sandstone-marly ormation"

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: A. Pérez-García, F. de Lapparent de Broin, and X. Murelaga. 2017. The Erymnochelys group of turtles (Pleurodira, Podocnemididae) in the Eocene of Europe: New taxa and paleobiogeographical implications. Palaeontologia Electronica 20.1.14A:1-28 [P. Holroyd/P. Holroyd]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 186973: authorized by Patricia Holroyd, entered by Patricia Holroyd on 08.07.2017

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Taxonomic list

Gastropoda
 Sorbeoconcha - Batillariidae
Batillaria sp. Benson 1842 snail
Reptilia
 Testudines - Podocnemidae
Eocenochelus lacombianus n. sp. Pérez-García et al. 2017 sideneck turtle
MNHN.F EBA 534, holotype