Boom (Rupelian) (Oligocene of Belgium)

Where: Antwerpen, Belgium (51.1° N, 4.4° E: paleocoordinates 50.4° N, 0.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Boom Formation, Rupelian (33.9 - 28.1 Ma)

• Boom Clay

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; claystone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: B. du Bus. 1868. Note sur une découverte paléontologique faite à Boom. Bulletins de L'Academie Royale 37:20 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 52047: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 13.07.2005, edited by Evangelos Vlachos

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Actinopteri
 Lophiiformes - Lophiidae
Lophius dolloi5 Leriche 1908 anglerfish
Reptilia
 Testudines - Dermochelyidae
"Psephophorus" rupeliensis6 Van Beneden 1883 leatherback
CMNH 19750, partial carapace
 Testudines - Cheloniidae
Bryochelys waterkeyni2 Van Beneden 1781 sea turtle
Chelyopsis littoreus2 Van Beneden 1886 sea turtle
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionyx stormsi n. sp.1 Delheid 1899 softshell turtle
IRSNB R 354a–c (holotype), four costal fragments
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Chelone vanbenedeni2 Smets 1886 turtle
Mammalia
 Sirenia - Dugongidae
"Halitherium schinzi" = Halitherium schinzii2, "Halitherium uytterhoeveni n. sp." = Halitherium schinzii3
"Halitherium schinzi" = Halitherium schinzii2 Kaup 1838 dugong
"Halitherium uytterhoeveni n. sp." = Halitherium schinzii3 Kaup 1838 dugong
forma delheidi
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Rhinoceros sp.2 Linnaeus 1758 one-horned rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
Tapirus sp.4 Brisson 1762 tapir
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
? Plesictis sp.4 Pomel 1846 mustelid carnivore
 Insectivora -
? Insectivora indet.4 insectivoran
insectivore