Meilhan (Miocene of France)

Also known as Carrière Vives, Saint-Martin-d’Oney,

Where: Aquitaine, France (43.9° N, 0.7° W: paleocoordinates 43.9° N, 2.8° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: N4 foram zone, Falun de Sainte-Avit Formation, Aquitanian (23.0 - 20.4 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: Unknown lithostratigraphic data. THICKNESS: From unit of unknown thickness AGE: Aquitanian. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: Unknown position within section. Sr age 21.1 Ma (Cahuzac & Turpin, 1999). SBZ24 LBF zone. Should be Falun de Sainte-Avit formation given Janssen (1985).

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; unlithified, calcareous sandstone

• The samples from Meilhan provide Lower Miocene bivalve assemblage data that include several specific environment faunas (beach, coral patch-reef and deeper-

•water environments).

• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Unknown LITHIFICATION: Unlithified, assumed based of figured specimens, excellent preservation, free of sediment. Cahuzac & Janssen 2010: “Late Aquitanian, marly sands with scleractinian corals and coarse-grained detritus (level 5 in Lozouet et al., 2001).”

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original aragonite

Reposited in the MNHN


Primary reference: P. Lozouet. 1998. Nouvelles espéces de gastéropodes (Mollusca: Gastropoda) de L'Oligocéne et di Miocéne inférieur de"Aquitaine (sud-ouest de la France). Cossmanniana 5(3-4):61-102 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 74865: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 31.08.2007, edited by Uta Merkel, Mihaela Krause and Pete Wagner

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Limited to some families of Gastropoda. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritive publication with species level assignments.
 Arcida - Arcidae
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
Glycymeris sp.5 Da Costa 1778 clam
Glycymeris cor5 Lamarck 1805 clam
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Flexopecten sp.5 scallop
Chlamys "sp. 1"5 Röding 1798 scallop
Chlamys "sp. 2"5 Röding 1798 scallop
 Pectinida - Limidae
Limaria inflata5, Lima aquitanica5, "Limatula subauriculata" = Lima subauriculata5
Limaria inflata5 file clam
spp. neogenica
Lima aquitanica5 file clam
"Limatula subauriculata" = Lima subauriculata5 Montagu 1808 file clam
spp. inframiocaenica
 Pectinida - Plicatulidae
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Anomia sp.5 Linnaeus 1758 jingle
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostreidae sp.5 Rafinesque 1815 oyster
 Ostreida - Pteriidae
Pteria linderi5 pearl oyster
Pteria ? phalaenacea5 pearl oyster
 Ostreida - Malleidae
Malleus sp.5 Lamarck 1799 oyster
 Ostreida - Pinnidae
Pinna sp.5 Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Mytilida - Crenellidae
Musculus sp.5 Roding 1798 mussel
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Mytilus sp.5, "Septifer "sp.1"" = Mytilus (Septifer)5, "Septifer "sp. 2"" = Mytilus (Septifer)5, "Septifer oblitus" = Mytilus (Septifer)5, Lithophaga saucatsensis5, Perna aquitanicus5, Modiolus hoernesi5
Mytilus sp.5 Linnaeus 1758 mussel
"Septifer "sp.1"" = Mytilus (Septifer)5 Récluz 1848 mussel
"Septifer "sp. 2"" = Mytilus (Septifer)5 Récluz 1848 mussel
"Septifer oblitus" = Mytilus (Septifer)5 mussel
 Carditida - Carditidae
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
Corbula revoluta5 clam
spp. avitensis
Corbula carinata5 Dujardin 1837 clam
Lentidium tournoueri5 Mayer 1864 clam
 Pholadida - Pleurodesmatidae
 Pholadida - Myidae
Sphenia anatina5 softshell clam
Sphenia paulina5 softshell clam
 Pholadida - Pholadidae
 Cardiida - Gastrochaenidae
 Cardiida -
 Cardiida - Dreissenidae
 Cardiida - Corbiculidae
Corbicula sp.5 Megerle 1811 clam
 Cardiida - Kelliidae
Kellya (Bornia) sp.5 Philippi 1836 clam
 Cardiida - Erycinidae
 Cardiida - Montacutidae
Montacuta sp.5 Turton 1822 clam
 Cardiida - Trapezidae
Coralliophaga sp.5 Blainville 1824 clam
 Cardiida - Chamidae
Chama gryphoides5 Linnaeus 1758 jewel box
Pseudochama sp.5 Odhner 1917 jewel box
 Cardiida - Mactridae
"Eastonia mitis" = Standella (Eastonia)5 clam
Mactra "sp. 1"5 Linnaeus 1767 clam
Mactra "sp. 2"5 Linnaeus 1767 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Veneridae sp.5 Rafinesque 1815 venus clam
Venus sp.5 Linnaeus 1758 venus clam
Irus sp.5 Schmidt 1818 venus clam
Tapes sp.5 Mühlfeld 1811 venus clam
Timoclea ovata5 Pennant 1777 venus clam
Dosinia basteroti5 venus clam
Pitar lamarcki5 venus clam
Pitar undata5 venus clam
Pitar sp.5 Römer 1857 venus clam
Callista "sp. 2"5 Poli 1791 venus clam
Callista "sp. 1"5 Poli 1791 venus clam
"Petricolidae sp." = Petricolina5 Deshayes 1839 venus clam
Petricola rupestris5 venus clam
 Cardiida -
 Cardiida - Donacidae
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Tellinidae "sp. 1"5 Blainville 1814 tellin clam
Angulus (Peronaea) sp.5 Poli 1791 tellin clam
Arcopagia sp.5 Leach 1827 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Psammobiidae
"Psammobia affinis" = Gari (Psammobia)5, "Psammobia biali" = Gari (Psammobia)5, "Psammobia sp." = Gari (Psammobia)5, Capsa laminosa5
"Psammobia affinis" = Gari (Psammobia)5 clam
"Psammobia biali" = Gari (Psammobia)5 clam
"Psammobia sp." = Gari (Psammobia)5 clam
 Cardiida - Semelidae
Semele sp.5 Schumacher 1817 clam
Ervilia sp.5 Turton 1822 clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Cardium sp.5 Linnaeus 1758 cockle
"Carduim (Trachycardium) fraternum" = Acanthocardia (Agnocardia)5 cockle
 Cardiida - Sportellidae
"Basterotia corbuloides" = Basterotia (Basterotia) corbuloides5 Mayer in Hörnes 1859 clam
 Cardiida - Galeommatidae
 Cardiida - Leptonidae
"Lepton transversarium" = Lepton (Lepton) transversarium5
"Lepton transversarium" = Lepton (Lepton) transversarium5 Cossmann 1896 clam
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
Hiatella arctica5 Linnaeus 1767 clam
 Solenida - Solenidae
Solen sp.5 Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Solenida - Pharidae
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Microloripes dentatus" = Lucina (Microloripes)5 clam
Linga columbella5 Lamarck 1818 clam
"Loripinus benoisti" = Anodontia (Loripinus)5 clam
 Myoida -
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Nucula sp.5 Lamarck 1799 nut clam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
"Nuculana (Lumbulus) emarginata" = Nuculana emarginata5
"Nuculana (Lumbulus) emarginata" = Nuculana emarginata5 Lamarck 1819 pointed nut clam
 Thecosomata - Limacinidae
Heliconoides inflata1 Orbigny 1836 snail
Limacina valvatina1 Reuss 1867 snail
 Thecosomata -
 Thecosomata - Cavoliniidae
Creseis roesti n. sp.1 Cahuzac and Janssen 2010 snail
Vaginella depressa1 Daudin 1800 snail
 Neogastropoda - Cystiscidae
Gibberula aquitanensis n. sp. Lozouet 1998 snail
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
Volvarina tumulensis n. sp. Lozouet 1998 margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Coralliophilidae
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Naquetia ovulata" = Chicoreus (Naquetia)3 murex snail
Coralliophila sacyi4 murex snail
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
 Pterotracheoidea - Atlantidae
Atlanta "sp. 3"1 Lesueur 1817 snail
 Vanikoroidea - Vanikoridae
Vanikoro rudoi n. sp. Lozouet 1998 snail
 Vanikoroidea - Eulimidae
Microstilifer marsanensis n. sp. Lozouet 1998 snail
 Velutinoidea - Triviidae
Trivia humburgensis3 Schilder 1929 snail
Trivia westphalica3 Schilder 1929 snail
Hespererato transiens3 Boettger 1884 snail
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
Lyncina miopropinqua n. sp.2, "Schilderia brocchii" = Prozonarina brocchii3, Zonarina pinguis2
Lyncina miopropinqua n. sp.2 Dolin and Lozouet 2004 cowry
"Schilderia brocchii" = Prozonarina brocchii3 Deshayes 1844 cowry
Zonarina pinguis2 Grateloup 1846 cowry
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
Charonia guichemerri n. sp. Lozouet 1998 triton
 Rissooidea - Rissoidae
Alvania andraldensis n. sp. Lozouet 1998 snail
 Rissooidea - Vitrinellidae
Circulus sigaretornuformis n. sp. Lozouet 1998 snail
 Truncatelloidea - Tornidae
Tornus aquitanicus n. sp. Lozouet 1998 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Scaliolidae
Clatrofenella intermedia n. sp. Lozouet 1998 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Cerithidium plebeium n. sp. Lozouet 1998 cerith snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Dialidae
Diala electra n. sp. Lozouet 1998 snail
 Pyramidelloidea - Pyramidellidae
Eulimella lanotensis n. sp. Lozouet 1998 snail
Odostomella isabella n. sp. Lozouet 1998 snail
Waikura singularis n. sp. Lozouet 1998 snail
Miralda mellianensis n. sp. Lozouet 1998 snail
 Turbinoidea - Turbinidae
Skenea subauriculata n. sp. Lozouet 1998 snail
 Scissurelloidea - Scissurellidae
Sinezona praecedens n. sp. Lozouet 1998 snail