Batterie du Serrat d'en Vacquer (Pliocene of France)

Also known as Serrat d'en Vacquer

Where: Languedoc-Roussillon Region, France (42.7° N, 2.9° E: paleocoordinates 42.8° N, 2.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; yellow siltstone and unlithified, argillaceous sandstone

• yellowish fluvial siltstones intercalated with argillaceous sands

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: M. Hugueney and P. Mein. 1966. Les rongeurs pliocenes du Roussillon dans les collections lyonnaises. Travaux du Laboratoire de Geologie de la Faculte de Sciences de Lyon 13(N.S.):243-266 [E. Fara/E. Fara/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36103: authorized by Emmanuel Fara, entered by Emmanuel Fara on 13.01.2004, edited by Lars van den Hoek Ostende, Torsten Liebrecht, Jelle Zijlstra and Evangelos Vlachos

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Taxonomic list

• Taxonomic list certainly incomplete
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
"Testudo perpiniana" = Titanochelon perpiniana2
"Testudo perpiniana" = Titanochelon perpiniana2 Deperet 1885 turtle
MNHN 1887-26, almost complete skeleton in the exhibition of MNHN
 Rodentia - Muridae
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Trilophomys pyrenaicus, "Cricetus angustidens n. sp." = Apocricetus angustidens
Trilophomys pyrenaicus Depéret 1890 mouse
"Cricetus angustidens n. sp." = Apocricetus angustidens Depéret 1890 mouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
 Rodentia - Hystricidae
Hystrix depereti n. sp.4 Sen 2001 porcupine
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
"Galerix depereti" = Parasorex depereti1
"Galerix depereti" = Parasorex depereti1 Crochet 1986 hedgehog
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Episoriculus gibberodon1 Petenyi 1864 red-toothed shrew
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Croizetoceros proramosus n. sp.3 Dong 1996 deer
holotype only, mandible with p3-m3