Buñol (Daams Collection) (Miocene of Spain)

Where: Valencia, Spain (39.4° N, 0.8° W: paleocoordinates 39.6° N, 2.0° W)

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Miocene (23.0 - 5.3 Ma)

• early-mid, in the Collongensis Zone (De Bruijn & van Meurs 1967)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: gray, red, calcareous siltstone and lignite

• The sediments of the section consist of red and grey silts alternating with fine to very coarse conglomerates. At some places, thin limestone layers are intercalated. Near the top of the section the silts are grey and lignitic. The microfauna has been collected from the lowermost lignitic intercaltation.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: R. Daams and M. Freudenthal. 1974. Early Micene Cricetidae (Rodentia, Mammalia) from Bunol (Prov. Valencia, Spain). Scripta Geologica 24:1-19 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35751: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 06.01.2004

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Taxonomic list

Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda indet.2 Cuvier 1797 snail
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Fahlbuschia cf. koenigswaldi Freudenthal 1963 mouse
Megacricetodon minor Lartet 1851 mouse
M. minor primitivus
Democricetodon aff. hispanicus Freudenthal 1967 mouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Blackia miocaenica2 Mein 1970 squirrel
m3
Spermophilinus bredai2 von Meyer 1848 squirrel
Miopetaurista diescalidus n. sp.3 Daams 1977 squirrel
P4, M1,2, m1,2, m3
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Microdyromys sp.1 de Bruijn 1966 dormouse
n. sp.
Glirudinus gracilis1 Dehm 1950 dormouse
P4, M1-3, p4, m1-3
Glirudinus modestus1 Dehm 1950 dormouse
p4, m1-3, P4, M1-3
Bransatoglis astaracensis2 Baudelot 1970 dormouse
M2, m1-2
Armantomys aragonensis1 de Bruijn 1966 dormouse
P4, M1-3, m1, m3
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Prolagus vasconiensis1 Viret 1930 pika