Micromammalian faunas from the Middle Miocene (Middle Aragonian) of the Tudela formation (Ebro Basin, Spain)

Francisco Javier Ruiz-Sánchez, Xabier Murelaga, Matthijs Freudenthal, Juan C. Larrasoaña, Marc Furió, Miguel Garcés, Mar González-Pardos, Oier Suárez-Hernando

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    Two new fossil micromammal localities of Middle Miocene age (Pico del Fraile 2, PF2 and Sancho Abarca 5, SA5) from the Tudela Formation (northeastern Ebro Basin) are described. PF2 contains rodents and insectivores of Aragonian age (local zone Dc). The rodent assemblage from the locality SA5 is very scarce and probably of Middle Aragonian age, like PF2. The micromammal fauna from the locality PF2 is very similar to that from Valdemoros 3B (VA3B) (Calatayud-Daroca Basin), including Microdyromys cf. remmerti, a species until now only described from the Miocene of the Daroca-Villafeliche area. Among the fauna recorded in PF2, a form of Democricetodon is described. The sedi-mentary record of the Pico del Fraile and Sancho Abarca sections and the mammalian findings extend the stratigraphic and paleontological knowledge of this part of the Ebro Basin, and allow its study in a continuous stratigraphic context.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)131-152
    Number of pages22
    JournalBulletin of Geosciences
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Dec 2012


    • Aragonian
    • Biostratigraphy
    • Democricetodon
    • Ebro Basin
    • Insectivores
    • Magnetostratigraphy
    • Rodents


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