Maasvlakte, Fauna I (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: Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.1 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 109704: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 23.05.2011, edited by Evangelos Vlachos

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Panemydidae
Emys orbicularis1 Linnaeus 1758 European pond turtle
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Trogontherium cuvieri Owen 1846 beaver
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Desmana thermalis Kormos 1930 Russian desman
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
"Dicerorhinus etruscus" = Stephanorhinus etruscus
"Dicerorhinus etruscus" = Stephanorhinus etruscus Falconer 1868 rhinoceros
subspecies brachycephalus
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus sp.3 Linnaeus 1758 horse
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Sorex (Drepanosorex) sp. Linnaeus 1758 long-tailed shrew
Petenyia hungarica Kormos 1934 red-toothed shrew
 Carnivora - Ursidae
 Carnivora - Odobenidae
Ontocetus emmonsi2 Leidy 1859 walrus
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Aonyx antiqua Blainville 1841 clawless otter
 Carnivora - Felidae
Lynx lynx Linnaeus 1758 Eurasian lynx
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
"Archidiskodon meridionalis" = Mammuthus meridionalis
"Archidiskodon meridionalis" = Mammuthus meridionalis Nesti 1825 mammoth
 Ungulata - Suidae
Sus scrofa Linnaeus 1758 wild boar
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Praeovibos cf. priscus3 Staudinger 1908 antelope
Soergelia minor3 antelope
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Cervidae indet., Megaloceros sp.3, Dama dama3, "Cervalces latifrons" = Cervalces latifrons, "Alces latifrons" = Cervalces latifrons3
Cervidae indet. Gray 1821 deer
Megaloceros sp.3 Brookes 1828 Irish elk
Dama dama3 Linnaeus 1758 fallow deer
"Cervalces latifrons" = Cervalces latifrons Johnson 1874 stag moose
"Alces latifrons" = Cervalces latifrons3 Johnson 1874 stag moose