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Perrier-Etouaires (Pliocene of France)

Also known as Les Etouaires, Etouaires, Perrier

Where: France (45.7° N, 2.9° E: paleocoordinates 45.8° N, 2.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: MN 16 (3.2 - 2.6 Ma)

• Middle Pliocene, Villafranchian, Villanyian. Estimated to date between 2.6-2.25Ma.


Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: This paper gives an updated faunal list. Where details have been provided on earlier identifications these have been entered too.

•Type locailty for Sus arvernensis Croizet & Jobert, 1828, Gazella borbonica Deperet, 1884 and Pliotragus ardeus (Deperet, 1884).

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: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 47100: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 08.02.2005

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