Anwil, Baselland (Miocene of Switzerland)

Where: Baselland, Switzerland (47.5° N, 7.9° E: paleocoordinates 47.7° N, 6.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: MN 7 + 8 (12.8 - 11.1 Ma)

• Vindobonian, Sarmatian; MN 8

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: B. Engesser. 1972. Die obermiozäne Säugetierfauna von Anwil (Baselland); (The Upper Miocene mammalian fauna of Anwil, Baselland). Tätigkeitsberichte der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft Baselland 28:35-364 [J. Alroy/S. Kuemmell/J. Richter]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 49421: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Susanna Kümmell on 15.04.2005, edited by Lars van den Hoek Ostende

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Mammalia
 Rodentia - Anomalomyidae
Anomalomys gaudryi Mein and Freudenthal 1971 rodent
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Eumyarion latior2 Schaub and Zapfe 1953 mouse
"Cricetodon hagni" = Deperetomys hagni Fahlbusch 1964 mouse
"Deperetomys hagni" = Deperetomys hagni2 Fahlbusch 1964 mouse
Cricetodon jumaensis4 Rummel 2001 mouse
"Cotimus cf. latior" = Leidymys mouse
Megacricetodon aff. minor2 Lartet 1851 mouse
Megacricetodon similis Fahlbusch 1964 mouse
Democricetodon brevis1 Schaub 1925 mouse
ssp. brevis
Democricetodon freisingensis1 Fahlbusch 1964 mouse
ssp. freisingensis
 Rodentia -
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Blackia miocaenica, Forsythia gaudryi, "Sciurus bredai" = Spermophilinus bredai, "Cryptopterus gaillardi" = Miopetaurista, "Sciuropterus sp." = Petauristodon
Blackia miocaenica Mein 1970 squirrel
"Sciurus bredai" = Spermophilinus bredai von Meyer 1848 squirrel
"Cryptopterus gaillardi" = Miopetaurista squirrel
"Sciuropterus sp." = Petauristodon Engesser 1979 squirrel
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Gliridae indet. Muirhead 1819 dormouse
VIII, n. gen., n. sp.
Microdyromys cf. koenigswaldi de Bruijn 1966 dormouse
Muscardinus sp. Kaup 1829 dormouse
n. sp.
Eomuscardinus aff. sansaniensis Lartet 1851 dormouse
Myoglis larteti Baudelot 1966 dormouse
Glirudinus cf. gracilis Dehm 1950 dormouse
Paraglirulus werenfelsi n. gen. n. sp. Engesser 1972 dormouse
 Rodentia - Eomyidae
Keramidomys mohleri n. sp. Engesser 1972 rodent
Keramidomys anwilensis n. sp. Engesser 1972 rodent
 Rodentia - Castoridae
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Prolagus oeningensis König 1825 pika
Lagopsis verus Hensel 1856 pika
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
Galerix socialis von Meyer 1865 hedgehog
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Talpidae indet. Fischer de Waldheim 1817 mole
II
Desmanella stehlini n. gen. n. sp. Engesser 1972 mole
Scaptonyx edwardsi Gaillard 1899 Long-tailed mole
Proscapanus sansaniensis Lartet 1851 mole
"Talpa" minuta Blainville 1840 mole
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Rhinoceros sp. Linnaeus 1758 one-horned rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Anchitherium aurelianense Cuvier 1825 anchitheriine horse
 Tribosphenida - Plesiosoricidae
Plesiosorex schaffneri n. sp. Engesser 1972 placental
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Soricidae indet. Fischer 1814 shrew
I + II
 Tribosphenida - Heterosoricidae
Dinosorex pachygnathus n. gen. n. sp.
Dinosorex pachygnathus n. gen. n. sp. Engesser 1972 placental
 Tribosphenida - Dimylidae
Plesiodimylus chantrei Gaillard 1899 placental
Metacordylodon schlosseri Andreae 1904 placental
 Ferae -
Carnivora indet. Bowditch 1821 carnivoran
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Ursavus brevirhinus Hofmann 1887 bear
 Carnivora - Amphicyonidae
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Trochotherium sp. Fraas 1870 mustelid carnivore
 Carnivora - Viverridae
 Carnivora - Herpestidae
 Chiroptera - Megadermatidae
? Megadermatidae indet. Allen 1864 false vampire
VIII Chiropter
 Chiroptera - Vespertilionidae
Vespertilionidae indet. Gray 1821 vesper bat
I, II, III Chiropter
? Vespertilionidae indet. Gray 1821 vesper bat
IV Chiropter
 Chiroptera - Molossidae
Tadarida sp. Rafinesque 1814 free-tailed bat
 Ungulata - Suidae
Suidae indet. Gray 1821 pig
Conohyus simorrensis Lartet 1851 pig
 Ungulata -
Taucanamo pygmaeum even-toed ungulate
 Ungulata - Tragulidae
Dorcatherium sp. Kaup 1839 chevrotain
 Ungulata - Palaeomerycidae
Palaeomeryx sp. von Meyer 1834 ruminant
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Eotragus sp. Pilgrim 1939 antelope
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Cervidae indet. Gray 1821 deer
 Ungulata - Moschidae