Ronda Oest Sabadell (Miocene of Spain)

Also known as ROS-D3

Where: Spain (41.6° N, 2.2° E: paleocoordinates 41.8° N, 1.5° E)

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

• The Ronda Oest Sabadell locality ROS-D3 is here reported for the first time. All ROS localities were discovered as a result of paleontological work motivated by the construction in 2009–2011 of a road near the city of Sabadell (Blaya Martí et al., 2012). In the course of this work, several mammal-bearing sites were discovered and their stratigraphic position was accurately recorded.

•Accordingly, ROS-D6 may correlate to the second half of the late Vallesian, being close in age to Trinxera Nord Autopista (ca. 9.3 Ma) and Torrent de Febulines (ca. 9.1 Ma). In support of this interpretation, K. ambarrensis is represented by scarce remains in these sites, and absent from older late Vallesian localities of the same basin (such as Viladecavalls and la Tarumba 1).

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

• Ronda Oest Sabadell ROS-D3: IPS62083, nearly complete left hemimandible with c1–m1 and associated complete right hemimandible with c1–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 190011: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Guinevive Halstead-Johnson on 26.11.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Carnivora - Felidae