Maasvlakte, Fauna III (Holocene 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: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; unlithified sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: salvage,

• dredge spoils

Primary reference: D. P. Bosscha Erdbrink. 1988. Contribution to the record of fossil mammals from the Meuse Levels. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 91(4):321-338 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 55533: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 31.10.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Primates - Hominidae
Homo sapiens Linnaeus 1758 human
 Rodentia - Muridae
Apodemus sylvaticus Linnaeus 1758 wood mouse
Micromys minutus harvest mouse
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
"Clethrionomys glareolus" = Myodes vole
Arvicola terrestris Linnaeus 1758 European water vole
Microtus arvalis Pallas 1779 common vole
Microtus oeconomus Pallas 1776 tundra vole
Microtus agrestis Linnaeus 1761 field vole
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Castor fiber Linnaeus 1758 Eurasian beaver
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Lepus europaeus Pallas 1778 European hare
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus caballus Linnaeus 1758 horse
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Sorex aranaeus long-tailed shrew
Neomys fodiens Pennant 1771 Eurasian water shrew
 Carnivora - Phocidae
Halichoerus grypus, "Phoca (Pusa) hispida" = Pusa hispida, Phoca vitulina
Halichoerus grypus Fabricius 1791 grey seal
"Phoca (Pusa) hispida" = Pusa hispida Schreber 1775 ringed seal
Phoca vitulina Linnaeus 1758 harbor seal
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Lutra lutra Linnaeus 1758 European otter
Martes martes Linnaeus 1758 European pine marten
"Putorius putorius" = Mustela putorius Linnaeus 1758 European polecat
Mustela nivalis Linnaeus 1766 least weasel
Mustela erminea Linnaeus 1758 stoat
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canis lupus Linnaeus 1758 gray wolf
 Carnivora - Felidae
Panthera pardus Linnaeus 1758 leopard
 Ungulata - Suidae
Sus scrofa Linnaeus 1758 wild boar
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Bos primigenius Bojanus 1827 ox
Ovis aries Linnaeus 1758 domestic sheep
Capra hircus Linnaeus 1758 domestic goat
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Alces alces Linnaeus 1758 moose
Cervus elaphus Linnaeus 1758 red deer
Capreolus capreolus Linnaeus 1758 European roe deer
 Cetacea - Delphinidae
Delphinus delphis Linnaeus 1758 short-beaked common dolphin
Tursiops truncatus Gray 1866 common bottlenose dolphin
 Cetacea - Phocoenidae
Phocoena phocoena Linnaeus 1758 harbor porpoise
 Theriiformes -
Erinaceus europaeus Linnaeus 1758 hedgehog