Locus E, 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)

• In the Apt Basin, Middle Oligocene, between the Antoingt and La Sauvetat Biozones

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

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; black, argillaceous limestone

• black, argillaceous limestone

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 37567: authorized by Emmanuel Fara, entered by Emmanuel Fara on 17.03.2004, edited by Philip Mannion

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Taxonomic list

• The molluscs were not reported systematically from this site although they are present.
 Truncatelloidea - Hydrobiidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Potamididae
Potamides lamarcki Brongniart 1810 horn snail
 Basommatophora - Lymnaeidae
Radix fabula pulmonate
 Rodentia - Theridomyidae
Issiodoromys minor Filhol 1876 rodent
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Pseudocricetodon spp. Thaler 1969 mouse
2 species including a new one.
Eucricetodon cf. huberi Schaub 1925 mouse
 Rodentia -
 Rodentia - Eomyidae
Eomys aff. zitteli Schlosser 1884 rodent
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Talpidae indet. Fischer de Waldheim 1817 mole
small size
 Tribosphenida - Heterosoricidae
Heterosorex sp. Gaillard 1915 placental
 Marsupialia - Herpetotheriidae
Peratherium sp. Aymard 1850 marsupial