Carrière de Pourcy (Eocene of France)

Also known as Pourcy quarry

Where: Marne, France (49.2° N, 3.9° E: paleocoordinates 44.6° N, 1.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Lignites de Soissonais Formation, Ypresian (56.0 - 47.8 Ma)

• early Sparnacian: "NP10", MP7? (Smith & Smith, 2003)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: D. E. Russell, M. Godinot, P. Louis and D. E. Savage. 1979. Apatotheria (Mammalia) de l'Eocène inférieur de France et de Belgique. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, section C: Science de la Terre 1(3):203-243 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35537: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 19.12.2003, edited by Mark Uhen, John Alroy and Philip Mannion

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Cimolesta - Esthonychidae
"Franchaius luciae n. gen. n. sp." = Plesiesthonyx luciae2
"Franchaius luciae n. gen. n. sp." = Plesiesthonyx luciae2 Baudry 1992 tillodont
 Primates - Plesiadapidae
Plesiadapis aff. remensis1 Lemoine 1887 primate
described by Russell et al. 1967 as P. cf. tricuspidens
Platychoerops daubrei1 Lemoine 1880 primate
from "Pourcy" and consisting of "isolated teeth... in the Louis and other private collections"
 Primates - Paromomyidae
Arcius lapparenti3 Russell et al. 1967 primate
 Condylarthra - Paroxyclaenidae
cf. Paroxyclaenidae indet.4 Weitzel placental
 Perissodactyla -
"Microhyus ? musculus" = Teilhardimys musculus9
"Microhyus ? musculus" = Teilhardimys musculus9 Kretzoi and Kretzoi 2000 odd-toed ungulate
MNHN PYL57 (left m1)
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Pliolophus vulpiceps5 Owen 1858 horse
 Perissodactyla - Palaeotheriidae
Hyracotherium aff. leporinum5 Owen 1841 odd-toed ungulate
 Creodonta - Oxyaenidae
Palaeonictis gigantea6 de Blainville 1842 creodont
MNHN L-PY-60
 Hyaenodonta - Hyaenodontidae
Prototomus girardoti7 Smith and Smith 2001 eutherian
MNHN PY-116-L, 161- L, 15964, MNHN POY-21 and 22
 Artiodactyla - Diacodexeidae
Bunophorus cappettai8 even-toed ungulate
Diacodexis varleti8 Sudre 1983 even-toed ungulate
 Sarcobora - Apatemyidae
Apatemys sigogneaui n. sp. Russell et al. 1979 insectivoran