Swiss Journal of Palaeontology

, Volume 133, Issue 1, pp 119–120 | Cite as

Mammals of Sansan (Mammifères de Sansan)

Edited by Stéphane Peigné & Sevket Sen; Publications scientifique du Muséum, Paris, 2012; Mémoires du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Tome 203
  • Damien BeckerEmail author

For palaeontologists working on the Cenozoic and on mammals, the Sansan locality represents one of the earliest mammal localities discovered in Europe and one of the richest sites in the Cenozoic. In addition it is the type locality of biozone MN6 of the European mammal biochronological time scale. This second volume dedicated to Sansan, written in French but including extended abstracts in English, is exclusively focussed on fossil mammals. It follows the publication of a first volume, edited in 2000 by the late Léonard Ginsburg, which included contributions on the historical background of the locality, its geology, stratigraphy, sedimentology, magnetostratigraphy, and non-mammalian fossils.

The book proposes an almost entire systematic revision of the mammalian fauna since the publication of Henri Filhol in 1890. The work of the editors and the 22 contributors strongly reflects a longstanding interest for mammal palaeontology. Of the 16 papers, 15 concern systematic palaeontology of...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.JURASSICA Museum2900 PorrentruySwitzerland

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