Kessel (Miocene to of Belgium)

Where: Nijlen, Belgium (51.2° N, 4.6° E: paleocoordinates 51.4° N, 3.2° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Antwerpen Sands Member (Berchem Formation), Langhian to Langhian (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• Age after Louwye et al. 2000.

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; sandstone

• neritic, energetic, shallowed upwards

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: O. Lambert. 2005. Review of the Miocene long-snouted dolphin Priscodelphinus cristatus Du Bus, 1872 (Cetacea, Odontoceti) and phylogeny among eurhinodelphinids. Bulletin de L'Institute Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique Sciences de la Terre 75:211-235 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 53679: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 13.09.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Mysticeti -
"Isocetus depauwii" = Isocetus depauwi6, Parietobalaena campiniana n. sp.1
"Isocetus depauwii" = Isocetus depauwi6 Van Beneden and Gervais 1868 whale
Parietobalaena campiniana n. sp.1 Bisconti et al. 2013 whale
 Odontoceti - Physeteridae
Orycterocetus crocodilinus4 Cope 1867 sperm whale
 Odontoceti - Eurhinodelphinidae
"Xiphiacetus cristatus" = Xiphiacetus cristatus, "Priscodelphinus cristatus" = Xiphiacetus cristatus2
"Xiphiacetus cristatus" = Xiphiacetus cristatus Du Bus 1872 toothed whale
"Priscodelphinus cristatus" = Xiphiacetus cristatus2 Du Bus 1872 toothed whale
 Odontoceti - Ziphiidae
Archaeoziphius microglenoideus n. gen. n. sp.5 Lambert and Louwye 2006 beaked whale
Aporotus recurvirostris3 Du Bus 1868 beaked whale