Grotte de Sète (Pliocene of France)

Where: Languedoc-Roussillon Region, France (43.4° N, 3.7° E: paleocoordinates 43.5° N, 3.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• group-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: cave; conglomerate

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: M. A. C. Hinton. 1953. Note sur le Mimomys pliocaenicus Maj. de Sete. Annales de la Societe Geologique du Nord, Lille 73:170-170 [E. Fara/E. Fara/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36014: authorized by Emmanuel Fara, entered by Emmanuel Fara on 13.01.2004, edited by Lars van den Hoek Ostende, Torsten Liebrecht and Terri Cleary

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Squamata - Agamidae
Agama sp.2 Daudin 1802 lizard
 Squamata - Colubridae
cf. Elaphe sp.5 Wagler 1833 colubrid snake
Coluber sp.5 Linnaeus 1758 racer
Malpolon monspessulanus5 Hermann 1804 Montpellier snake
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Mimomys pliocaenicus Forsyth Major 1889 vole
Apocricetus angustidens3 Depéret 1890 mouse
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
"Dibolia brailloni n. sp." = Archaeodesmana brailloni4
"Dibolia brailloni n. sp." = Archaeodesmana brailloni4 Rümke 1985 mole
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Episoriculus gibberodon1 Petenyi 1864 red-toothed shrew