Locus C, Saint Martin de Castillon, excavation in 1970-1971 (Oligocene of France)

Also known as Saint-Martin-de-Castillon; St-Martin-de-Castillon; Calavon

Where: Region Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France (43.9° N, 5.5° E: paleocoordinates 43.2° N, 2.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Calcaires de Vacheres Formation, MP 24 (33.9 - 28.4 Ma)

• between the Antoingt and the La Sauvetat biozones, Middle Oligocene, Apt Basin.

•JA: actually equivalent to Heimersheim (MP 24) according to Ducreux et al. 1985

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; marl and lignite

• lignitous marls

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, surface (in situ),

Primary reference: M. Hugueney, G. Truc, and M. Philippe. 1971. Nouveaux gisements a micromammiferes et mollusques continentaux dans l'Oligocene moyen du synclinal d'Apt (Vaucluse, sud-est de la France). Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Seances de l'Academie des Sciences Paris, Serie D 272(19):2430-2433 [E. Fara/E. Fara/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37518: authorized by Emmanuel Fara, entered by Emmanuel Fara on 16.03.2004, edited by Philip Mannion and Lars van den Hoek Ostende

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Taxonomic list

• a taxonomic list of molluscs is provided but it concerns the area and not the specific locus C.
Gastropoda
 Truncatelloidea - Hydrobiidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Potamididae
Potamides lamarcki Brongniart 1810 horn snail
 Basommatophora - Lymnaeidae
Radix fabula pulmonate
Pisces
  -
"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes
"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes Huxley 1880 bony fish
Reptilia
 Squamata -
Squamata indet. Oppel 1811 lizard
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Theridomyidae
Blainvillimys blainvillei Gervais 1848 rodent
Theridomys varians Thaler 1969 rodent
Toeniodus curvistriatus4 Pomel 1853 rodent
Issiodoromys minor Filhol 1876 rodent
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Pseudocricetodon philippi n. sp.2 Hugueney 1971 mouse
2 species including a new one.
Paracricetodon dehmi Hrubesh 1957 mouse
Eucricetodon cf. huberi Schaub 1925 mouse
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Gliravus aff. majori Stehlin and Schaub 1951 dormouse
 Rodentia - Eomyidae
Eomys cf. antiquus Aymard 1853 rodent
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Steneofiber eseri beaver
antiquus
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Geotrypus sp., "Myxomygale vauclusensis n. sp." = Percymygale vauclusensis1
Geotrypus sp. Pomel 1848 mole
"Myxomygale vauclusensis n. sp." = Percymygale vauclusensis1 Crochet 1995 mole
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Srinitium marteli n. sp.3 Hugueney 1976 shrew
small size
 Tribosphenida - Heterosoricidae
 Chiroptera - Vespertilionidae
 Ferae -
Carnivora indet. Bowditch 1821 carnivoran
 Marsupialia - Herpetotheriidae
Peratherium spp. Aymard 1850 marsupial
2 species differing in size
 Artiodactyla - Cainotheriidae
Cainotheriidae indet. Cope 1881 even-toed ungulate