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A pangolin from the French Quercy phosphorites
The origin of dinosaurs
Les traces de pas d'amphibiens, de dinosaures et autres reptiles du Mesozoïque Français
The geologically youngest remains of an ornithocheirid pterosaur from the late Cenomanian (Late Cretaceous) of northeastern Mexico with implications on the paleogeography and extinction of Late Cretaceous ornithocheirids
La palichnofaune de vertébrés tétrapodes du permien supérieur du Bassin de Lodève .
Les mammifères de Rians (Eocène inférieur, Provence)Eocene; Mammals; Provence; Rians
Cite this article: Godinot M., 1981. Les mammifères de Rians (Eocène inférieur, Provence). Palaeovertebrata 10 (2): 43-126.
The fossil mammals discovered in the quarry of Rians (Sparnacian, Provence) are described. Among these forms, Hyracotherium is interesting because of the little molarization of the lower premolars and its small size, and Diacodexis by its small size and very primitive astragalus ; they may be the most primitive representatives of their respective orders. Also, Proviverra eisenmanni n. sp. is the smallest and most primitive hyaenodontid yet described. Hyopsodus itinerans is the first species of this genus described France. Among other rare fossils is a new species of bat, a small palaeoryctid, and other forms not yet identified. Marsupials are varied. Several new species are present among the rodents. The fauna is well-balanced and rich in small hyopsodontid condylarths. It is stratigraphically situated at the
Published in Vol. 10, Fasc. 2 (1981)