Paralophiodon cf. leptorhynchum (tapiroidea, mammalia) à Vale Furado: contribution à la connaissance de l'Éocène au Portugal

  • M.T. Antunes

Abstract

Key-words: Mammals - Paralophiodon - LutetianlAuversian -
Vale Furado - Portugal.

A canine tooth from Vale Furado is classified as Paralophiodon cf. leptorhynchum. The genus Paralophiodon indicates an age from Lower Lutetian to Auversian, Middle Eocene. As it belongs in the lineage of P. leptorhynchum. possible age span is further reduced from Middle Lutetian to Auversian. This conclusion remains valid or nearly so even in the less probable case of confusion with sorne form included in P. isselensis lineage. Our previous (1975) datation for sandstones and pelites from Vale Furado is thus confmned, and more accurately recognized. Paralophiodon and the crocodilian Iberosuchus are a rather sound basis for correlation with stratigraphical units near Zamora and Salamanca in Spain.

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Published
2009-03-10
How to Cite
ANTUNES, M.T.. Paralophiodon cf. leptorhynchum (tapiroidea, mammalia) à Vale Furado: contribution à la connaissance de l'Éocène au Portugal. Ciências da Terra / Earth Sciences Journal, [S.l.], v. 8, mar. 2009. ISSN 2183-4431. Available at: <http://cienciasdaterra.novaidfct.pt/index.php/ct-esj/article/view/95>. Date accessed: 13 june 2021.
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