Where: France (45.3° N, 3.5° E: paleocoordinates 45.3° N, 3.2° E)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
When: Pliocene to Pliocene (5.3 - 0.0 Ma)
• This site has been dated to the Late Pliocene or Early Pleistocene by many different authors. There is a suggestion in this paper that there may be a mix of faunas from both time periods at this site, particularly based on the presence of Hippopotamus.
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: Some material in the Faculte de Science de l'Universite Claude Bernard, Lyon 1.
Primary reference: E. Heintz, C. Guerin, R. Martin and F. Prat. 1974. Principaux gisements villafranchiens de France: Listes fauniques et biostratigraphie. Memoires du Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Minieres 78(1):169-182 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan] more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 44231: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 06.09.2004
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