Dalum (Eocene of Germany)

Where: Germany (52.6° N, 7.2° E: paleocoordinates 49.5° N, 3.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: F├╝rstenau Formation, Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)

• early Lutetian

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; unlithified conglomerate

• marine transgressive gravels

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: C. Diedrich. 2011. The world's oldest fossil seal record. Natural Science 3(11):914-920 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 121968: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 13.12.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Bivalvia
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Bivalvia indet.1 Linnaeus 1758 clam
Gastropoda
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Gastropoda indet.1 Cuvier 1797 snail
Chondrichthyes
 Odontaspidida - Lamiostomatidae
Xiphodolamia ensis1 Leidy 1877 elasmobranch
 Odontaspidida - Jaekelotodontidae
Hypotodus verticalis1 elasmobranch
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
Otodus sokolovi2, "Carcharocles cf. sokolovi" = Otodus (Carcharocles), "Carcharocles subserratus" = Otodus (Carcharocles)1, "Carcharocles sokolovi" = Otodus (Carcharocles)1, "Procarcharodon auriculatus" = Otodus auriculatus, "Carcharodon auriculatus" = Otodus auriculatus1
Otodus sokolovi2 mackerel shark
"Carcharocles cf. sokolovi" = Otodus (Carcharocles) mackerel shark
"Carcharocles subserratus" = Otodus (Carcharocles)1 mackerel shark
"Carcharocles sokolovi" = Otodus (Carcharocles)1 mackerel shark
"Procarcharodon auriculatus" = Otodus auriculatus Blainville 1818 mackerel shark
"Carcharodon auriculatus" = Otodus auriculatus1 Blainville 1818 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus praecursor1, "Otodus obliquus" = Lamna obliqua1
Isurus praecursor1 Thurmond and Jones 1981 mako shark
"Otodus obliquus" = Lamna obliqua1 Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Striatolamia macrota1 Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
Odontaspis winkleri1 Leriche 1905 sand tiger shark
Brachycarcharias lerichei1 sand tiger shark
Carcharias sp.1 Rafinesque 1810 sand shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Galeocerdo latidens1 Agassiz 1843 tiger shark
 Carchariniformes -
Pachygaleus lefevrei1 Daimeries 1891 ground shark
 Euselachii - Mitsukurinidae
Anomotodon novus1 goblin shark
Mammalia
 Sirenia - Protosirenidae
Protosiren cf. fraasi2 Abel 1904 sirenian
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Praephoca bendullensis n. gen. n. sp.
Praephoca bendullensis n. gen. n. sp. Diedrich 2011 mammal
 Cetacea -
Anthozoa
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Anthozoa indet.1 Ehrenberg 1834