Santiga (Miocene of Spain)

Where: Spain (41.5° N, 2.3° E: paleocoordinates 41.7° N, 1.6° E)

When: Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• For Ronda Oest Sabadell (ROS), Santiga and Can Poncic 1, there are no magnetostratigraphic data, so their correlation is entirely based on biostratigraphy. Santiga and Can Poncic 1 have yielded abundant remains of the cricetid Cricetulodon hartenbergeri, characteristic of the C. hartenbergeri local range zone, which covers part of the Early Vallesian and ranges from about 10.4 to 9.9 Ma (Casanovas-Vilar et al., 2011a).

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

• Santiga: IPS13185, rostral fragment with left I1–M1 and right I1–M1.

Primary reference: J. Madurell-Malapeira, J. M. Robles, I. Casanovas-Vilar, P. Obrado, and D. M. Alba. 2014. The scimitar-toothed cat Machairodus aphanistus (Carnivora: Felidae) in the Vallès-Penedès Basin (NE Iberian Peninsula). Comptes Rendus Palevol 13(7):569-585 [M. Uhen/G. Halstead-Johnson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190009: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Guinevive Halstead-Johnson on 26.11.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Carnivora - Felidae