Alfambra (Miocene of Spain)

Also known as ALF

Where: Aragon, Spain (40.4° N, 2.6° W: paleocoordinates 40.5° N, 3.2° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Alfambra Formation, Turolian (8.7 - 5.3 Ma)

• Late Miocene, MN11, Early Turolian.

Environment/lithology: gray marl

• The basal 10m of the section, belonging to the Peral Formation, consists of 7m of red conglomerates and sands, 2.2.m of yellow conglomerates and 0.8m of white to yellow sand. The Alfambra formation follows with 0.4m soft grey limestone with some lenses of grey-black marl (the Alfambra mammal locality). This is overlain by white limestones.

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, chemical, sieve,

• Specimens are stored in 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 35310: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 28.11.2003, edited by Lars van den Hoek Ostende

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Rodentia - Muridae
Parapodemus lugdunensis, "Valerymys vireti" = Occitanomys, "Occitanomys sondaari" = Occitanomys (Rhodomys) sondaari
Parapodemus lugdunensis Schaub 1938 mouse
"Valerymys vireti" = Occitanomys mouse
"Occitanomys sondaari" = Occitanomys (Rhodomys) sondaari van de Weerd 1976 mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Neocricetodon occidentalis Aguilar 1982 mouse
 Rodentia - Zapodidae
Eozapus intermedius jumping mouse