Nombrevilla (Miocene of Spain)

Where: Zaragoza, Spain (41.1° N, 1.3° W: paleocoordinates 41.3° N, 2.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Vallesian (11.6 - 8.7 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution


Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: M. Freudenthal. 1966. On the mammalian fauna of the Hipparion-Beds in the Calatayud-Teruel basin (Prov. Zaragoza, Spain) Part I. Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen. Series B: Palaeontology, Geology, Physics, Chemistry, Anthropology 67(5):296-317 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35876: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 08.01.2004, edited by Lars van den Hoek Ostende, Evangelos Vlachos and Mark Uhen

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
cf. Paleotestudo antiqua6 Bronn 1831 turtle
several disjointed plates of the plastron and, especially, of the carapace. They are the neural MNCN 35515 (Figs 6v-6ac), four neurals recognized as MNCN 35527 (Figs 6v- 6w), the neural MNCN 57288; the costals MNCN 35521 and MNCN 35523; the peripherals MNCN 35507, MNCN 35509 (Fig. 6y), MNCN 35510, MNCN 35514, MNCN 35516, MNCN 35520 (Fig. 6z) and MNCN 355272; the entoplastra MNCN 35511 (Fig. 6ac) and MNCN 35527 (Fig. 6ab); and the hyoplastron MNCN 35508 (Fig. 6aa).
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
"Cricetodon decedens" = Cricetodon (Hispanomys) decedens Schaub 1925 mouse
N. decedens nombrevillae nov. subsp.
Megacricetodon debruijni5 Freudenthal 1968 mouse
Megacricetodon gregarius5 Schaub 1925 mouse
M. gregarius ibericus
Megacricetodon similis5 Fahlbusch 1964 mouse
Democricetodon minor4 Lartet 1851 mouse
D. minor sulcatus
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
 Rodentia - Gliridae
"Peridyromys dehmi" = Myomimus dehmi2
"Peridyromys dehmi" = Myomimus dehmi2 de Bruijn 1966 dormouse
P. dehmi nombrevillae nov. subsp.
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
"Anchitherium sampelayoi n. sp." = Sinohippus sampelayoi7
"Anchitherium sampelayoi n. sp." = Sinohippus sampelayoi7 Villalta and Crusafont 1945 anchitheriine horse
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Kretzoiarctos beatrix n. gen.1 Abella et al. 2011 bear