La Jasse cliff, near Terrats, Canterrane valley, Roussillon (Pliocene of France)

Also known as Terrats, Terrats-Trouillas

Where: Laguedoc-Roussillon Region, France (42.6° N, 2.8° E: paleocoordinates 42.7° N, 2.3° E)

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: MN 14 (4.9 - 4.2 Ma)

• Pliocene MN 14. This locality is older than Serrat-d'en-Vacquer.

Environment/lithology: fluvial; claystone and lignite

• Lignitous clays

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Collection methods: An older record (Deperet 1890) mentionned Rhinoceros leptorhinus in this area.

Primary reference: J. Michaux. 1976. Decouverte d'une faune de petits mammiferes dans le Pliocene continental de la vallee de la Canterrane (Roussillon); ses consequences stratigraphiques. Bulletin de la Societe geologique de France 18(1):165-170 [E. Fara/E. Fara/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37048: authorized by Emmanuel Fara, entered by Emmanuel Fara on 26.02.2004, edited by Lars van den Hoek Ostende

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia indet. Linnaeus 1758 mammal
large mammal
 Rodentia - Muridae
Apodemus sp. Kaup 1829 Eurasian field mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Apocricetus barrierei2 Mein and Michaux 1970 mouse
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Castor sp. Linnaeus 1758 beaver
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Prolagus sp. Pomel 1853 pika
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
"Galerix depereti" = Parasorex depereti1
"Galerix depereti" = Parasorex depereti1 Crochet 1986 hedgehog
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
"Dibolia sp." = Archaeodesmana1, Desmanella dubia1
"Dibolia sp." = Archaeodesmana1 Topachevski and Pashkov 1983 mole
Desmanella dubia1 Rümke 1976 mole
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Blarinoides sp.1 Sulimski 1959 red-toothed shrew
 Insectivora -
Insectivora indet. insectivoran
Polonomys insuliferus
Polonomys insuliferus Kowalski 1958