Peralejos 4 (Miocene of Spain)

Also known as PER4

Where: Aragon, Spain (40.5° N, 2.7° W: paleocoordinates 40.7° N, 3.5° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Alfambra Formation, Vallesian (11.6 - 8.7 Ma)

• Upper Vallesian, MN10, Miocene


• 'The section shows 3m of irregularly bedded limestone (exposed along the road) followed by 0.9m of white soft marly limestone, 25cm of black lignitic marl, 0.5m of grey limestone and 15cm of black lignitic clay. The black lignitic clay contains some molluscs and remains of smaller mammals, this is the PER4 locality.'

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, chemical, sieve,

• Material stored in the collection of the Geologisch Instituut, Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht.

Primary reference: A. van de Weerd. 1976. Rodent faunas of the Mio-Pliocene continental sediments of the Teruel-Alfambra region, Spain. Utrecht Micropalaeontological Bulletins, Special Publication 2:1-217 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/L. van den Hoek Ostende]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35303: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 26.11.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Muridae
Progonomys hispanicus van der Weerd 1976 mouse
Progonomys cathalai Schaub 1938 mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Hispanomys peralensis van de Weerd 1976 mouse
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Tempestia hartenbergeri de Bruijn 1966 dormouse
Myomimus cf. dehmi de Bruijn 1966 dormouse
Muscardinus (Muscardinus) crusafonti Hartenberger 1966 dormouse