Gallenbach 2b (Miocene of Germany)

Where: Bayern, Germany (48.4° N, 11.1° E: paleocoordinates 48.7° N, 9.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: MN 6 (13.7 - 12.8 Ma)

• MN6; mittlere Serie der Oberen Süßwasser-Molasse (middle series of Upper Freshwater Molasse);Bollinger 1994: "MN6 not certain, can be called 'primitive MN6'"

•Above the "Brockhorizont", a layer generated by the Ries-impact

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; marl

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

• Most fossils are stored in the Bayerische Staatssammlung

Primary reference: K. Heissig. 1989. Neue Ergebnisse zur Stratigraphie der mittleren Serie der Oberen Süßwassermolasse Bayerns (New results on the stratigraphy of the middle series of upper Freshwater Molasse, Bavaria). Geologica Bavarica 94:239-257 [J. Alroy/S. Kuemmell/S. Kuemmell]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 45603: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Susanna Kümmell on 17.11.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Bivalvia
 Unionida - Unionidae
Unio sp. Philipsson 1788 freshwater mussel
Gastropoda
 Architaenioglossa - Diplommatinidae
Cochlostoma sp. Jan 1830 snail
 Helicoidea - Helicidae
Cepaea sp. Held 1838 slug
 Limacoidea - Limacidae
Limax sp. Linnaeus 1758 slug
 Pulmonata - Testacellidae
Testacella sp. Draparnaud 1801 slug
Pisces
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"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes
"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes Huxley 1880 bony fish
Reptilia
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Testudo sp. Linnaeus 1758 turtle
Aves
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Aves indet. Linnaeus 1758 bird
Reptilia
 Squamata - Anguidae
Ophisaurus sp. Daudin 1803 glass lizard
 Squamata -
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Eumyarion medius Lartet 1851 mouse
? Eumyarion bifidus Fahlbusch 1964 mouse
Cricetodon cf. jotae Mein and Freudenthal 1971 mouse
Cricetodon aff. meini Freudenthal 1963 mouse
Megacricetodon minor Lartet 1851 mouse
Democricetodon cf. mutilus Fahlbusch 1964 mouse
"Democricetodon gracilis" = Democricetodon minor gracilis Fahlbusch 1964 mouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Spermophilinus bredai von Meyer 1848 squirrel
Albanensia sp. Daxner-Höck and Mein 1975 squirrel
Heteroxerus sp. Stehlin and Schaub 1951 squirrel
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Miodyromys sp. Kretzoi 1943 dormouse
Eomuscardinus cf. sansaniensis Lartet 1851 dormouse
Glirudinus aff. undosus Mayr 1979 dormouse
 Rodentia - Eomyidae
Keramidomys sp. Hartenberger 1966 rodent
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Prolagus oeningensis König 1825 pika
Lagopsis verus Hensel 1856 pika
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
Galerix sp. Pomel 1848 hedgehog
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Talpinae indet. Fisher von Waldheim 1817 mole
Proscapanus sansaniensis Lartet 1851 mole
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
cf. Sorex dehmi long-tailed shrew
 Tribosphenida - Heterosoricidae
Dinosorex cf. sansaniensis Lartet 1851 placental
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Mustelidae indet. Fischer 1817 mustelid carnivore
 Ungulata - Suidae
Hyotherium sp. von Meyer 1834 pig
 Ungulata - Palaeomerycidae
Palaeomeryx sp. von Meyer 1834 ruminant
 Ungulata - Lagomerycidae
 Ungulata - Moschidae
 Theriiformes - Herpetotheriidae
Amphiperatherium frequens von Meyer 1846 marsupial
Amphibia
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