Middelares Hospital Section (Miocene of Belgium)

Where: Antwerpen, Belgium (51.2° N, 4.5° E: paleocoordinates 51.4° N, 3.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Deurne Sand Member (Diest Formation), Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal; coarse-grained, glauconitic, gray, green sandstone

• inner neritic, normal salinity lagoon, low-energy

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: bulk, quarrying, surface (float), surface (in situ), sieve,

Primary reference: M. Bosselaers, J. Herman, K. Hoedemakers, O. Lambert, R. Marquet and K. Wouters. 2004. Geology and Palaeontology of a temporary exposure of the Late Miocene Deurne Sand Member in Antwerpen (N. Belgium). Geologica Belgica 7(1-2):27-39 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 48092: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 13.03.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Ostracoda
  -
Kuiperiana latissima Brady 1878 ostracod
 Podocopida -
 Podocopida - Hemicytheridae
 Podocopida - Trachyleberididae
Pterygocythereis sp. Blake 1933 ostracod
 Podocopida - Cytherideidae
 Podocopida -
 Podocopa - Cytheridae
 Podocopa - Loxoconchidae
Loxoconcha sp. Sars 1866 ostracod
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
"Glycymeris obovata" = Glycymeris (Glycymeris) obovata
"Glycymeris obovata" = Glycymeris (Glycymeris) obovata Lamarck 1819 clam
subspecies baldii
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Flabellipecten duwelzi Nyst 1861 scallop
Pseudamussium inflexum Poli 1795 scallop
Pseudamussium lilli Pusch 1837 scallop
Mimachlamys angelonii de Stefani and Pantanelli 1880 scallop
 Pectinida - Limidae
Limea strigillata Brocchi 1814 file clam
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
"Pododesmus squamula" = Heteranomia squamula
"Pododesmus squamula" = Heteranomia squamula Linnaeus 1758 scallop
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Neopycnodonte navicularis Brocchi 1814 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Modiolula phaseolina Philippi 1844 mussel
 Carditida - Astartidae
Goodallia angulata Lehmann 1885 clam
Goodallia waeli Glibert 1945 clam
 Pholadida - Teredinidae
Teredo sp. Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Cardiida -
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Venus multilamella" = Venus (Ventricoloidea) multilamella, "Gouldia minima" = Gouldia (Gouldia) minima
"Venus multilamella" = Venus (Ventricoloidea) multilamella Lamarck 1818 venus clam
"Gouldia minima" = Gouldia (Gouldia) minima Montagu 1803 venus clam
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
"Hiatella arctica" = Hiatella (Hiatella) arctica Linnaeus 1767 clam
Panopea angusta clam
subspecies inflata
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Lucinoma borealis" = Lucinoma (Lucinoma) borealis
"Lucinoma borealis" = Lucinoma (Lucinoma) borealis Linnaeus 1767 clam
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
"Nucula jeffreysi" = Nucula (Lamellinucula) jeffreysi
"Nucula jeffreysi" = Nucula (Lamellinucula) jeffreysi Bellardi 1875 nut clam
Gastropoda
 Ptenoglossa - Epitoniidae
Epitonium frondiculum Wood 1842 wentletrap
 Vermetoidea - Vermetidae
"Bivonia triqueter" = Vermetus (Bivonia)
"Bivonia triqueter" = Vermetus (Bivonia) worm shell
 Truncatelloidea - Tornidae
Tornus belgicus Glibert 1949 snail
subspecies belgicus
 Pyramidelloidea - Pyramidellidae
Odostomia cf. conoidea Brocchi 1814 snail
Gymnolaemata
 Cheilostomata -
Reptilia
 Testudines - Cheloniidae
? Cheloniidae indet. Bonaparte 1832 sea turtle
Mammalia
 Mysticeti - Balaenopteridae
Plesiocetus ? dubius Van Beneden 1872 rorqual
 Odontoceti - Kentriodontidae
Kentriodontidae indet. Slijper 1936 toothed whale
 Odontoceti - Ziphiidae
Ziphiopsis phymatodes, "Ziphirostrum laevigatum" = Ziphirostrum marginatum
Ziphiopsis phymatodes Du Bus 1868 beaked whale
"Ziphirostrum laevigatum" = Ziphirostrum marginatum Du Bus 1868 beaked whale