Can Casablancas I (Miocene of Spain)

Also known as Cementerio de Sant Quirze, San Quirze

Where: Catalonia, Spain (41.6° N, 2.1° E: paleocoordinates 41.8° N, 1.2° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Vallesian (11.6 - 8.7 Ma)

• Lower Vallesian, "biozone 20a"

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Szyndlar & Rage (1999) report a Vipera from "San Quirze" without specific assignment and without giving any further data, except of stratigraphy (MN 7 + 8). Since the present collection contains vertebrates from the Late Miocene (matching MN 7 + 8 quite well) of Sant Quirze, this snake is added to it, although it may come from elsewhere in that area (e.g. PBDB coll. no. 38976).

Primary reference: M. Crusafont-Pairo and J. M. Golpe-Posse. 1974. Nuevos yacimientos del Terciario continental del N.E. de España. Acta Geologica Hispánica 9:81-83 [J. Alroy/J. Wertheim/J. Wertheim]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38975: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Jill Wertheim on 18.05.2004, edited by Torsten Liebrecht

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Taxonomic list

Gastropoda
 Helicoidea - Helicidae
Helix sp. Linnaeus 1758 slug
Reptilia
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Testudo sp. Linnaeus 1758 turtle
 Squamata - Viperidae
Vipera sp. Laurenti 1768 viper
'V. aspis complex'
Mammalia
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Prolagus oeningensis König 1825 pika
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Euprox sp. Stehlin 1928 deer
 Artiodactyla - Moschidae