Tortajada A (Miocene of Spain)

Also known as TOA

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)

• MN11, early Turolian, Late Miocene.

Environment/lithology: gray marl

• 'The basal part of the section belongs to the Peral formation. It consists of 2m of red sandstones with some scattered pebbles as well as thin layers of pebbles, followed by 1m of yellow sandstones. Next follows the Alfambra Formation: 0.2m of grey marl and lignite, 0.4m of grey limestone, a not exposed interval of 1m, 0.8m of grey marl (the TOA locality) with some very thin streaks of lignite, some molluscs and plants root imprints.'

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, chemical, sieve,

• Specimens are stored at 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 35311: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 28.11.2003, edited by Lars van den Hoek Ostende

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Muridae
Parapodemus lugdunensis, "Valerymys vireti" = Occitanomys, "Occitanomys sondaari n. sp." = Occitanomys (Rhodomys) sondaari
Parapodemus lugdunensis Schaub 1938 mouse
"Valerymys vireti" = Occitanomys mouse
"Occitanomys sondaari n. sp." = Occitanomys (Rhodomys) sondaari van de Weerd 1976 mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Hispanomys peralensis1 van de Weerd 1976 mouse
Neocricetodon occidentalis2 Aguilar 1982 mouse
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Eliomys sp. Wagner 1840 dormouse
Eliomys sp. A. 1 lower M1, 1 lower M3. (both smaller than E. truci)
Eliomys truci Mein and Michaux 1970 dormouse
 Rodentia - Zapodidae
Eozapus intermedius jumping mouse