Herrlingen 7 (Oligocene of Germany)

Where: Baden-Württemberg, Germany (48.4° N, 9.9° E: paleocoordinates 47.9° N, 6.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: MP 22 (33.9 - 28.4 Ma)

• "middle Oligocene, lower Suevian, mammal unit MP 22 = middle Chadronian of North America" (Szyndlar, 1994, based on Ziegler & Heizmann, 1991, Stuttg. Beitr. Naturk. B 171).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fissure fill; lithology not reported

• infill of karstic fissure in Upper Jurassic limestones of the Swabian Jura (Schwäbische Alb)

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by SNMS, BSPG, Inst. Geowiss. Univ. Mainz in 1983, August 1984; reposited in the SMNS

Collection methods: bulk, quarrying, sieve,

• Fissure was discovered by R. Wannemacher of Tübingen. 1300 kg material for screenwashing have been secured in June of 1983 and August of 1984 by staff members of the Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart (SMNS). Due to rapid progress of quarry works, the recovery action was supported by staff members of the Bayrische Staatssammlung für Geologie und Paläontologie (BSPG) and the Department of Geosciences of the Mainz University (Ziegler & Heizmann, 1991).

Primary reference: Z. Szyndlar. 1994. Oligocene snakes of southern Germany. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 14(1):24-37 [J. Head/J. Head/J. Head]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 117977: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 29.09.2011, edited by Torsten Liebrecht and Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Squamata - Aniliidae
Eoanilius oligocenicus Szyndlar 1994 pipe snake
27 trunk vertebrae (SMNS 57633/4), 2 caudals (SMNS 57633/3)
 Squamata - Boidae
Bransateryx vireti Hoffstetter and Rage 1972 sand boa
7 trunk vertebrae (SMNS 57633/1, 2)
Mammalia
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
"Myxomygale vauclusensis" = Percymygale vauclusensis2, "Geotrypus minor" = Tegulariscaptor minor2
"Myxomygale vauclusensis" = Percymygale vauclusensis2 Crochet 1995 mole
SMNS 43254
"Geotrypus minor" = Tegulariscaptor minor2 Ziegler 2012 mole
SMNS 43253, 43255A3-5, B3-5
 Tribosphenida - Nyctitheriidae
Cryptotopos communis1 Ziegler 2007 placental
SMNS 43258
Euronyctia franconica1 Ziegler 2007 placental
SMNS 43258 AB2
Saturninia sp.1 Stehlin 1940 placental
SMNS 43258