Deurne (Fort 1), Deurne Sand (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; sandstone

• inner neritic, normal salinity lagoon, low-energy

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: O. Lambert. 2005. Systematics and phylogeny of the fossil beaked whales Ziphirostrum du Bus, 1868 and Choneziphius Duvernoy, 1851 (Mammalia, Cetacea, Odontoceti), from the Neogene of Antwerp (North of Belgium). Geodiversitas 27(3):443-497 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 66960: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 30.10.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Carnivora - Odobenidae
"Alachterium cretsii" = Ontocetus7, Trichecodon koninckii7
"Alachterium cretsii" = Ontocetus7 walrus
Trichecodon koninckii7 Van Beneden 1871 walrus
 Carnivora - Phocidae
"Prophoca proxima" = Leptophoca proxima5, "Monotherium aberratum" = Frisiphoca aberratum5
"Prophoca proxima" = Leptophoca proxima5 Van Beneden 1876 seal
"Monotherium aberratum" = Frisiphoca aberratum5 Vanden Broeck 1874 seal
 Mysticeti - Balaenopteridae
Plesiocetus dubius5 Van Beneden 1872 rorqual
 Mysticeti - Cetotheriidae
Herpetocetus scaldiensis n. sp.5 Van Beneden 1872 whale
 Mysticeti -
"Heterocetus affinis n. sp." = Parietobalaena affinis8
"Heterocetus affinis n. sp." = Parietobalaena affinis8 Van Beneden and Gervais 1868 whale
 Mysticeti - Tranatocetidae
"Plesiocetus hupschi" = Plesiocetopsis hupschii5
"Plesiocetus hupschi" = Plesiocetopsis hupschii5 Van Beneden 1859 whale
 Balaenopteroidea -
"Plesiocetus burtinii n. sp." = Aglaocetus burtinii6, "Amphicetus rotundus n. sp." = Aglaocetus rotundus8, Amphicetus later5, Amphicetus verus5
"Plesiocetus burtinii n. sp." = Aglaocetus burtinii6 Van Beneden 1859 whale
"Amphicetus rotundus n. sp." = Aglaocetus rotundus8 Van Beneden 1880 whale
Amphicetus later5 Van Beneden 1880 whale
Amphicetus verus5 Van Beneden 1880 whale
 Odontoceti - Physeteridae
"Palaeophoca nysti" = Paleophoca5, "Physeterula dubusii n. gen. n. sp." = Physeterula dubusi3
"Palaeophoca nysti" = Paleophoca5 sperm whale
"Physeterula dubusii n. gen. n. sp." = Physeterula dubusi3 Van Beneden 1877 sperm whale
 Odontoceti - Ziphiidae
Cetorhynchus atavus n. sp.1 Abel 1905 beaked whale
Ziphirostrum marginatum n. sp.2 Du Bus 1868 beaked whale
 Peridiniales - Peridiniaceae