Valniš (Oligocene of Serbia and Montenegro)

Where: Serbia and Montenegro (43.0° N, 22.5° E: paleocoordinates 39.8° N, 20.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Oligocene (33.9 - 28.4 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; claystone

• 100–150-cm-thick coal-rich clay layer

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 2010-2016

Primary reference: Z. Marković, W. Wessels, A. A. Weerd and H. Bruijn. 2018. On a new diatomyid (Rodentia, Mammalia) from the Paleogene of south-east Serbia, the first record of the family in Europe. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments 98(3):459-469 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 190736: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 15.12.2017, edited by Pauline Coster and Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Material accessioned in the Natural History Museum in Belgrade
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Witenia cf. fusca1 de Bruijn et al. 2003 mouse
Pseudocricetodon cf. heissigi3 Marković et al. 2019 mouse
Heterocricetodon serbicus n. sp.3 Marković et al. 2019 mouse
Valniš 027 VA-501 - type
Paracricetodon gracilis n. sp.1 van de Weerd et al. 2018 mouse
Paracricetodon dehmi1 Hrubesh 1957 mouse
Paracricetodon stojanovici1 van de Weerd et al. 2018 mouse
Mogilia lautus n. sp.4 Wessels et al. 2018 mouse
 Rodentia - Dipodidae
Heosminthus primiveris5 Wang 1985 rodent
 Rodentia - Diatomyidae
Inopinatia balkanica n. gen. n. sp.
Inopinatia balkanica n. gen. n. sp. Marković et al. 2018 rodent
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
Erinaceidae indet.2 Fischer von Waldheim 1817 hedgehog
 Theriiformes - Herpetotheriidae
Peratherium sp.2 Aymard 1850 marsupial