Port-la-Nouvelle fissure fill (Miocene of France)

Also known as Port la Nouvelle

Where: Languedoc-Roussillon Region, France (43.0° N, 3.0° E: paleocoordinates 43.1° N, 1.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• Upper Burdigalian. The biochronology places this collection between the reference faunas of Vieux-Collonges and La Romieu.

Environment/lithology: fissure fill

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: This collection gathers in fact two loci, distant of about 5 m and that were homogeneous in terms of facies and faunal components. These two sub-collection are merged in ref. 9929, which might be the only report for this locality.

Primary reference: S. Legendre. 1982. La faune de micromammiferes du gisement burdigalien de Port-la-Nouvelle (Aude); complements et indications paleoecologiques. Bulletin de la Societe geologique de France 24(2):383-387 [E. Fara/E. Fara/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37050: authorized by Emmanuel Fara, entered by Emmanuel Fara on 26.02.2004

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Taxonomic list

• The rodents are not included here but were described by Aguila (1980). Neither are the emballonurid, hipposiderid and molossid chiropterans.
"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes
"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes Huxley 1880 bony fish
 Testudines -
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines Batsch 1788 turtle
Aves indet. Linnaeus 1758 bird
 Squamata -
Squamata indet. Oppel 1811 lizard
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Eumyarion aff. medius Lartet 1851 mouse
Democricetodon aff. mutilus Fahlbusch 1964 mouse
Democricetodon brevis Schaub 1925 mouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Spermophilinus bredai von Meyer 1848 squirrel
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Microdyromys praemurinus Freudenberg 1941 dormouse
Pseudodryomys simplicidens de Bruijn 1966 dormouse
Pseudodryomys aff. ibericus de Bruijn 1966 dormouse
Prodryomys ? satus Mayr 1979 dormouse
Glirudinus modestus Dehm 1950 dormouse
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Prolagus oeningensis König 1825 pika
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
Erinaceinae indet., "Gymnurinae indet." = Echinosoricini
Erinaceinae indet. Fischer de Waldheim 1817 hedgehog
"Gymnurinae indet." = Echinosoricini Cabrera 1925 hedgehog
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Soricinae indet. Fischer von Waldheim 1817 red-toothed shrew
Crocidurinae indet. Milne Edwards 1874 white-toothed shrew
 Chiroptera - Emballonuridae
cf. Taphozous sp. Geoffroy 1818 sac-winged bat
 Chiroptera - Hipposideridae
Asellia mariaetheresae Mein 1958 leaf-nosed bat
Hipposideros sp. Gray 1831 roundleaf bat
Hipposideros bouziguensis Sigé 1968 roundleaf bat
Hipposideros dechaseauxi Sigé 1968 leaf-nosed bat
 Chiroptera - Molossidae
Tadarida helveticus free-tailed bat
 Chiroptera - Rhinolophidae
Rhinolophus cf. grivensis Depéret 1892 horseshoe bat
 Marsupialia - Herpetotheriidae
Amphiperatherium frequens von Meyer 1846 marsupial
 Artiodactyla -
Artiodactyla indet. Owen 1848 even-toed ungulate