Portal (Oligocene to of France)

Also known as Quercy

Where: Quercy, France (44.2° N, 1.3° E: paleocoordinates 43.9° N, 1.4° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: MP 28 to MP 28 (28.4 - 23.0 Ma)

• There are three levels in MP 28: Pech Desse is lower, Pech du Fraysse is middle, and Portal is upper. "The reference levels mark with mammals used for the biochronology in this work (MP) are those defined by the Mainz Conference (February 1987)."

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: karst; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: B. Comte and M. Vianey-Liaud. 1989. Eomyidae (Rodentia) de l'Oligocene d'Europe Occidentale. [Eomyidae (Rodentia) from the Oligocene of Western Europe.]. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 209(1-4):33-91 [J. Alroy/R. Whatley/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36716: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Robin Whatley on 10.02.2004, edited by Philip Mannion

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Taxonomic list

• Eomys gigas probably occurs at Portal locality, but appears in the description as "Portal ?" so is not in the taxonomic list.
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Peridyromys murinus2 Pomel 1853 dormouse
Glirudinus glirulus2 Dehm 1935 dormouse
 Rodentia - Eomyidae
Eomys quercyi Comte and Vianey-Liaud 1987 rodent
Eomys zitteli Schlosser 1884 rodent
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Paratalpa micheli3 Lavocat 1951 mole
 Artiodactyla -
Dremotherium guthi1 Jehenne 1987 ruminant