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The Erinaceidae from the late Oligocene of Coderet-Bransat and Peublanc (Allier, France; MP 30): new data on Amphechinus pomeli (Schlosser, 1925-1926) and Galerix minor (Filhol, 1880)


  • Hugueney, Marguerite ARPA, University Claude Bernard of Lyon, 43 Boulevard du 11 Novembre 1918, F-69100 Villeurbanne, France
  • Maridet, Olivier ORCID Jurassica Museum, Route de Fontenais 21, CH-2900 Porrentruy, Switzerland; Département des Géosciences, University of Fribourg, Chemin du Musée 6, CH-1700 Fribourg, Switzerland
  • 2022
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  • Revue de Paléobiologie. - Genève : Revue de Paléobiologie, 2022. - 2022, vol. 41, no. 2, p. 267-279
English The late Oligocene faunas from central France are often rich and provide crucial information for understanding the evolution of mammals during the Oligocene-Miocene transition. The locality of Coderet-Bransat, where Amphechinus arvernensis was so far the only known hedgehog, yielded new specimens hitherto identified as Galerix minor and Amphechinus pomeli. The new specimen of Amphechinus pomeli, together with a new study of the type specimens from Peublanc, confirm the previously questioned validity of this species, the smallest of all hedgehogs. The similarities between the faunal lists of Coderet-Bransat and Peublanc indicate a very close age (MP30), whereas some aquatic taxa only found in Peublanc suggest a slightly different palaeoenvironmental context compared to Coderet-Bransat.
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Département de Géosciences
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