Where: Quercy, France (44.5° N, 1.5° E: paleocoordinates 41.3° N, 1.9° W)
• coordinate based on political unit
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: MP 13 to MP 13 (48.6 - 40.4 Ma)
• The fossiliferous fissure fill of Cuzal is found in a section of a
•shaft a few meters in diameter whose base connects with an
•larger empty cavity. The sediment in the upper
•part of the fissure fill within the shaft is composed of a yellow ochre clay
•rich in iron pisolites, fine quartzose elements, and phosphate nodules
•up to a decimeter size. The base of the fissure fill is composed of a
•redder clay, relatively homogenous and finely "litée".
• bed-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: fissure fill; yellow mudstone and concretionary phosphorite
Size class: mesofossils
Collection methods: bulk, sieve,
• The fossils etudies in this work were obtained by the washing-sifting of about 500 kg of sediment. Most of the mammal fossils are teeth.
•Laboratoire de Paléontologie de l'USTL à Montpellier.
Primary reference: B. Marandat, J.-Y. Crochet, M. Godinot, J.-L. Hartenberger, S. Legendre, J. A. Remy, B. Sigé, J. Sudre, and M. Viany-Liaud. 1993. Une Nouvelle faune à mammifères d'âge Éocène moyen (Lutétien supérieur) dans les phosphorites du Quercy. [A new middle Eocene (upper Lutetian) mammalian fauna from the Quercy phosphorite.]. Géobios 26(5):617-623 [J. Alroy/R. Whatley/J. Alroy]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 36875: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Robin Whatley on 18.02.2004
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