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St-Gérand-le-Puy (Miocene of France)

Also known as Saint Gérand le Puy

Where: Auvergne, France (46.3° N, 3.5° E: paleocoordinates 46.2° N, 1.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: MN 2 mammal zone, Aquitanian (23.0 - 20.4 Ma)

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; mixed carbonate-siliciclastic sediments

• The deposits of St-Gérand-le-Puy are part of the infill of the Limagne Basin, a rift basin the origin of which is related to the alpine orogeny. Sedimentation took place "under more or less humid" climatic conditions (DePietri et al., 2011).

•Original environment entry >>marine indet.<< has been changed accordingly. (TL)

• The deposits of St-Gérand-le-Puy generally consist of calcareous sediments of fluvial and limnic origin (see, e.g., DePietri et al., 2011, J. Vert. Paleont. 31(4)).

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the MNHN, NMB

Primary reference: U. B. Gohlich. 2003. The avifauna of the Grund Beds (Middle Miocene, Early Badenian, northern Austria). Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, Serie A 104:237-249 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/T. Liebrecht] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 125333: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 08.03.2012, edited by Torsten Liebrecht, Juan Benito Moreno, Terri Cleary, Patricia Holroyd and Bethany Allen

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