Les Beilleaux (Miocene of France)

Also known as Savigne-sur-Lathan, Savigne sur Lathan

Where: Region Centre, France (47.5° N, 0.3° E: paleocoordinates 47.6° N, 1.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: MN5 zone, Langhian (16.0 - 13.8 Ma)

• The fossiliferous level is between the limestone of the Anjou Formation (Ludian) et the marine deposits of the Falun; Niveau argilo-sableux (sand and clay level)

•age after Ginsburg and Janvier 1999

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; unlithified sandstone and brown, green, white claystone

• White, green or brown clays of variable thickness are located within levels of sands that have variable granulometry and color. The base of this section contains small pebbles (few centimeters)

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

Primary reference: A. Collier and J. Huin. 1979. Decouverte d'un gisement d'age Burdigalien inferieur dans des sables sous-jacents aux Faluns de Touraine. Etude de la faune de rongeurs et interet biostratigraphique . Comptes Rendus de l'Academie des Sciences de Paris, serie D 289:249-252 [E. Fara/E. Fara/E. Fara]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35441: authorized by Emmanuel Fara, entered by Emmanuel Fara on 15.12.2003, edited by Mark Uhen

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Taxonomic list

 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
"Aetobatis sp." = Aetobatus3
"Aetobatis sp." = Aetobatus3 Blainville 1816 eagle ray
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus sp.3, "Procarcharodon sp." = Carcharodon3
Isurus sp.3 Agassiz 1843 mako shark
"Procarcharodon sp." = Carcharodon3 Smith 1838 white shark
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Heteroxerus sp. Stehlin and Schaub 1951 squirrel
 Rodentia - Gliridae
"Peridyromys occitanus" = Peridyromys murinus, "Peridyromys cf. aquatilis" = Myomimus aquatilis, Paraglis sp.
"Peridyromys occitanus" = Peridyromys murinus Pomel 1853 dormouse
"Peridyromys cf. aquatilis" = Myomimus aquatilis de Bruijn and Moltzer 1974 dormouse
Paraglis sp. Baudelot 1970 dormouse
 Rodentia - Eomyidae
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Rhinocerotidae indet. Gray 1821 rhinoceros
 Carnivora - Procyonidae
Stromeriella franconica1 Dehm 1950 procyonid carnivore
Broiliana nobilis1 Dehm 1950 procyonid carnivore
 Carnivora - Phocidae
Palmidophoca callirhoe n. gen. n. sp.2
Palmidophoca callirhoe n. gen. n. sp.2 Ginsburg and Janvier 1975 seal
 Carnivora - Amphicyonidae
Haplocyonoides mordax1 H├╝rzeler 1940 bear-dog
 Carnivora - Viverridae
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
Suidae spp. Gray 1821 pig
 Artiodactyla - Cainotheriidae
Cainotherium sp. Bravard 1828 even-toed ungulate
 Artiodactyla -
Brachyodus onoideus even-toed ungulate
 Artiodactyla - Palaeomerycidae