Lo Fournas 3, Baixas area (Miocene of France)

Also known as Baixas'

Where: Languedoc-Roussillon Region, France (42.0° N, 2.5° E: paleocoordinates 42.2° N, 1.4° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Serravallian (13.8 - 11.6 Ma)

• Zone C, Aguilar 1982.

Environment/lithology: karst

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: USTL à Montpellier

Primary reference: J.-P. Aguilar, M. Calvet, and J. Michaux. 1986. Decouvertes de faunes de micromammiferes dans les Pyrenees-Orientales (France) de l'Oligocene superieur au Miocene superieur; especes nouvelles et reflexion sur l'etalonnage des echelles continentale et marine. [New upper Oligocene to upper Miocene faunas of micromammals found in the Pyrenees-Orientales (France); new species of rodents and remarks about the calibration of marine and continental biochronological scales.]. Comptes Rendus de l'Academie des Sciences, Serie 2, Mecanique, Physique, Chimie, Sciences de l'Univers, Sciences de la Terre 303(8):755-760 [J. Alroy/R. Whatley/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36976: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Robin Whatley on 21.02.2004

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Megacricetodon roussillonensis n. sp. mouse
written as "Megacricetodon roussillonensis n. sp. (7)"
Megacricetodon "minor - similis" Fahlbusch 1964 mouse
Democricetodon aff. affinis Schaub 1925 mouse
"Democricetodon gracilis" = Democricetodon minor gracilis Fahlbusch 1964 mouse
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Microdyromys koenigswaldi de Bruijn 1966 dormouse
Miodyromys sp. Kretzoi 1943 dormouse