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St. Vallier (Pleistocene of France)

Also known as Saint Vallier

Where: Rhone-Alpes, France (45.2° N, 4.8° E: paleocoordinates 45.2° N, 4.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: MN 17 (2.6 - 1.8 Ma)

• Late Pliocene, Villafranchian, Villanyian.

Environment/lithology: cave

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

Preservation: bone collector

Collection methods: bulk,

• The first mention of a site at St Vallier is in 1855 in papers held at Lyon Museum. The data entered here are from the full 1954 site report, most specimens are held in Lyon, a few are kept in Basle.

Primary reference: M. J. Viret, E. Schmid, and C. Kraehenbuehl. 1954. Le Loess a bancs durcis de Saint-Vallier (Drome) et sa faune de Mammiferes Villafranchiens. Nouvelles Archives du Museum d'Histoire Naturelle de Lyon 4:1-197 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 47150: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 16.02.2005

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