La Denise (Miocene of France)

Where: Bouches-du-Rhône, France (43.6° N, 5.5° E: paleocoordinates 43.7° N, 3.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• Bed rests discordantly under the La Trévaresse limestones (Aquitanian). Fossil bed in upper part of this formation, beneath overlying Quaternary deposits. Considered Late Burdigalian - N7/NN4

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lenticular, pebbly sandstone

• "littoral"
• sands with lenses of sandstone, oyster shells, and pebbles. Rich oyster beds contain rodent fossils.

Size class: mesofossils

Collected by J. P. Aguilar

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

• Discovered by J. P. Aguilar.

Primary reference: D. Lalaï. 1986. Nouvelles faunes de rongeurs de la fin du Miocène inférieur en Provence. Implications géologiques et paléogéographiques. Palaeovertebrata 16(2):77-126 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37238: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 08.03.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Autolamellibranchiata -
"Lamellibranchia indet." = Autolamellibranchiata
"Lamellibranchia indet." = Autolamellibranchiata Grobben 1894 clam
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatis ex gr. margarita whiptail stingray
 Rajiformes - Rhinobatidae
Rhinobatos sp. Link 1790 guitarfish
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Isogomphodon acuarius daggernose shark
Rhizoprionodon fischeuri sharpnose shark
 Carchariniformes - Triakidae
Galeorhinus ? sp. de Blainville and Prévost 1816 school shark
 Spariformes - Sparidae
Sparidae indet. Cuvier 1817
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Megacricetodon aff. bavaricus Fahlbusch 1964 mouse
Democricetodon aff. mutilus Fahlbusch 1964 mouse
 Glires -
Lagomorpha indet. Brandt 1885 placental
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
Galerix exilis de Blainville 1839 hedgehog