Doue-la-Fontaine (Miocene to of France)

Where: Maine-et-Loire, France (47.2° N, 0.3° W: paleocoordinates 47.4° N, 1.3° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: MN 9-7? mammal zone, Serravallian to Serravallian (13.8 - 7.2 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: L. Ginsburg, P. Janvier, J. Mornand and D. Pouit. 1979. Decouverte d'un faune de Mammiferes terrestres d'age vallesien dans le falun miocene de Doue-la-fontaine (Maine-et-Loire). Compte Rendu Sommaire des Seances de la Societe Geologique de France 5-6:223-227 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 54136: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 23.09.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Sirenia - Dugongidae
"Metaxytherium medium" = Metaxytherium medium, "Metaxytherium cuvierii" = Metaxytherium medium2
"Metaxytherium medium" = Metaxytherium medium Desmarest 1822 dugong
"Metaxytherium cuvierii" = Metaxytherium medium2 Desmarest 1822 dugong
[entered as Metaxytherium cuvieri]
 Rodentia - Castoridae
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Rhinocerotidae indet. Gray 1821 rhinoceros
Brachypotherium cf. brachypus Lartet 1848 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
Tapirus cf. priscus Kaup 1833 tapir
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
"Hipparion primigenium" = Hippotherium primigenium, Anchitherium aurelianense, "Anchitherium ? sampelayoi" = Sinohippus sampelayoi
"Hipparion primigenium" = Hippotherium primigenium von Meyer 1829 hipparionine horse
Anchitherium aurelianense Cuvier 1825 anchitheriine horse
"Anchitherium ? sampelayoi" = Sinohippus sampelayoi Villalta and Crusafont 1945 anchitheriine horse
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Ursavus primaevus Gaillard 1899 bear
 Carnivora - Amphicyonidae
Amphicyon major De Blainville 1841 bear-dog
subspecies eppelsheimensis
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Mustelidae indet. Fischer 1817 mustelid carnivore
 Carnivora - Felidae
Felidae indet. Gray 1821 cat
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Gomphotheriidae indet. Hay 1922 gomphothere
 Proboscidea - Deinotheriidae
 Ungulata - Suidae
 Ungulata - Tragulidae
Dorcatherium sp. Kaup 1839 chevrotain
Dorcatherium cf. naui Kaup 1833 chevrotain
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Bovidae indet. Gray 1821 antelope
sp. 1
cf. Protragocerus chantrei antelope
Bovidae indet. sp. 2
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Cervidae indet. Gray 1821 deer
sp. 1
 Cetacea -
Pelocetus mirabilis n. sp.3 Ginsburg and Janvier 1971 whale
cf. Champsodelphis macrogenius Fischer 1829 toothed whale
Hadrodelphis sp.1 Kellogg 1966 toothed whale
Nannolithax cf. gracilis Kellogg 1931 toothed whale
 Cetacea - Acrodelphinidae
"Acrodelphidae indet." = Acrodelphinidae
"Acrodelphidae indet." = Acrodelphinidae Abel 1905 toothed whale