Ravet (Oligocene of France)

Also known as Ravel; Ravet-Lupo; Ravet-Lupovici; Ravet Lupovici; Quercy Phosporites

Where: Quercy, France (44.0° N, 1.2° E: paleocoordinates 43.3° N, 2.1° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: MP 21 (33.9 - 28.4 Ma)

• Oligocene "moyen", Hoogbutsel Zone.

•JA: Hoogbutsel level is MP 21

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: karst; phosphorite

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Reposited in the MNHN

Primary reference: J.-Y. Crochet. 1974. Les Insectivores des Phosphorites du Quercy. [Insectivores of the Quercy Phosphorites]. Palaeovertebrata, Montpellier 6(1-2):109-159 [J. Alroy/R. Whatley/L. van den Hoek Ostende]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36708: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Robin Whatley on 10.02.2004, edited by Mark Uhen, Lars van den Hoek Ostende, Terri Cleary and Philip Mannion

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Squamata - Lacertidae
Plesiolacerta lydekkeri1 Hoffstetter 1942 lizard
USTL Rav 551, parietal
 Squamata - Necrosauridae
Necrosaurus sp.1 Filhol 1876 lizard
fragment of dentary
 Squamata - Anguidae
Anguini indet.1 Augé 2005 lizard
Anguis sp.1 Linnaeus 1758 slow worm
Helvetisaurus "indet. Forme B"1 Augé 2005 lizard
USTL RAV 553, right dentary missing anterior half; one dorsal vertebra. Forme A is found in Grisolles.
 Squamata - Amphisbaenidae
Amphisbaenidae indet.1 Gray 1865 worm lizard
around ten dorsal vertebrae
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Theridomyidae
Blainvillimys langei7 Vianey-Liaud 1972 rodent
 Rodentia - Pseudosciuridae
Tarnomys quercinus n. sp.5 Hartenberger and Schmidt-Kittler 1976 rodent
 Rodentia - Aplodontidae
Lophallomys atavus7 Schmidt-Kittler and Vianey-Liaud 1979 mountain beaver
 Lagomorpha -
Ephemerolagus nievae n. gen. n. sp.6
Ephemerolagus nievae n. gen. n. sp.6 Vianey-Liaud and Lebrun 2013 placental
RAV546 - holotype; paratype: RAV26; previously referred to Desmatolagus sp. by López-Martínez & Thaler (1975)
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Desmatolagus sp.4 Matthew and Granger 1923 rabbit
RAV 26
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
Tetracus nanus Aymard 1846 hedgehog
 Artiodactyla - Cainotheriidae
Paroxacron sp.3 Hürzeler 1936 even-toed ungulate
Plesiomeryx cadurcensis3 Gervais 1873 even-toed ungulate
 Artiodactyla - Gelocidae
Gelocus communis2 Aymard 1846 ruminant