Peralejos D (Miocene of Spain)

Also known as PERD

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, Miocene, MN10.


• 'PERD corresponds to 50cm of reddish brown, lens-shaped marly clay with abundant small molluscs, sandwiched between limestone beds.'

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, chemical, sieve,

• Material stored in the collection of the Geologisch Instituut, Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht. A large collection of small mammals was recovered, plus some Hipparion teeth.

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 35307: 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
Parapodemus sp. Schaub 1938 mouse
Parapodemus sp. A
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Hispanomys sp. Mein and Freudenthal 1971 mouse
Hispanomys sp. A. 1 lower M3
Hispanomys peralensis van de Weerd 1976 mouse
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Myomimus cf. dehmi de Bruijn 1966 dormouse
 Rodentia - Zapodidae
Eozapus intermedius jumping mouse
1 upper M1, 1 incisor.
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion sp. de Christol 1832 hipparionine horse