Basic information
Sample name: Saint-Privat-des-Vieux

Reference: M. Vianey-Liaud, B. Comte, B. Marandat, S. Peigné, J.-C. Rage, and J. Sudre. 2014. A new early Late Oligocene (MP 26) continental vertebrate fauna from Saint-Privat-des-Vieux (Alès Basin, Gard, Southern France). Geodiversitas 36(4):565-622 [ER 2389]
Country: France

Coordinate: 44° 9' N, 4° 8' E
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "East-NorthEast to Alès, at Saint-Privat-des-Vieux" (coordinate based on Saint-Privat-des-Vieux)
"lower Chattian" and MP26 (i.e., roughly 26.5 Ma based on the time scale of Walliser et al. 2016)
Climate and habitat
Substrate: ground surface
Lithology: mudstone
Habitat comments: "a dark lenticular layer, about 20 cm thick, extending a few meters long, rich in organic matter and aquatic snails, overlying a layer of beige to pale brown marly limestone displaying numerous fragments of plants... The dark layer has yielded most of the small vertebrate remains" (presumably a mudstone with some sand layers)
Life forms: bats, carnivores, rodents, ungulates, other large mammals, other small mammals, lizards, snakes, turtles, other reptiles, frogs, salamanders
Sampling methods: screenwash
Sample size: 1166
Sampling comments: "the amount of sediment processed was limited to a few hundred kilograms"
I have excluded Krokolithes eggshells from the register
Sample: 2575
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2017-02-17 16:50:32
Modified: 2017-02-17 17:14:18
Abundance distribution
34 species
7 singletons
total count 1166
standardised richness: 6.7
Fisher's α: 6.555
geometric series k: 0.8351
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7901
Shannon's H: 1.9406
Good's u: 0.9940