La Fontana (Miocene of Spain)

Also known as Rambla de Valdecebro 2, Arquillo de la Fontana, Arquillo, LF

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 Turolian, MN13, late Miocene.

Environment/lithology: black lignite

• 'The fossiliferous lens is intercalated in well bedded soft white marly limestones. Its maximal thickness is about 60cm and it consists of black lignitic clay overlain by greenish clay with pebbles of Neogene rocks, bones and teeth.'

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, chemical, sieve,

• Material held in the collections of 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 35341: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 02.12.2003, edited by Lars van den Hoek Ostende and Mark Uhen

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Rodentia - Muridae
Stephanomys ramblensis van de Weerd 1976 mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Neocricetodon sesae2 Aquilar et al. 1995 mouse
 Rodentia - Castoridae
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
"Dibolia luteyni" = Archaeodesmana luteyni3
"Dibolia luteyni" = Archaeodesmana luteyni3 Rümke 1985 mole
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Sivaonyx lehmani n. sp.1 Crusafont-Pairo and Golpe 1962 mustelid carnivore