Maasvlakte, Fauna II (Pleistocene of Netherlands)

Also known as Meuse Levels, Beer canal

Where: Netherlands (52.0° N, 4.1° E: paleocoordinates 52.0° N, 4.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; unlithified sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: salvage,

• dredge spoils

Primary reference: Y. Vervoort-Kerkhoff and T. van Kolfschoten. 1988. Pleistocene and Holocene mammalian faunas from the Maasvlakete near Rotterdam (The Netherlands). Meded. Werkgr. Tert. Kwart. Geol 25(1):87-98 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 109703: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 23.05.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus sp. Linnaeus 1758 horse
 Carnivora - Felidae
Panthera leo Linnaeus 1758 lion
subspecies spelaea
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
Crocuta crocuta Erxleben 1777 spotted hyaena
subspecies spelaea
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Mammuthus primigenius Blumenbach 1799 wooly mammoth
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Bos primigenius Bojanus 1827 ox
Bison priscus Bojanus 1827 bison
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Rangifer tarandus Linnaeus 1758 reindeer
Megaloceros giganteus Blumenbach 1799 Irish elk
Dama dama Linnaeus 1758 fallow deer
 Cetacea - Monodontidae
Monodon monoceros Linnaeus 1758 narhwal