Othmarsingen (Oligocene to of Switzerland)

Also known as Aargau

Where: Switzerland (47.4° N, 8.2° E: paleocoordinates 47.4° N, 6.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Chattian to Chattian (28.1 - 16.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

• Molasse

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: G. Pilleri. 1986. The Denticeti of the western Paratethys (Upper Marine Molasse of Switzerland). Investigations on Cetacea 18:11-78 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 46474: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 13.01.2005, edited by Philip Mannion

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Taxonomic list

 Sirenia - Sirenia
Sirenia indet.2 sirenian
 Sirenia - Dugongidae
Metaxytherium sp.2, "Metaxytherium cf. petersi" = Metaxytherium medium2
Metaxytherium sp.2 de Christol 1840 dugong
"Metaxytherium cf. petersi" = Metaxytherium medium2 Desmarest 1822 dugong
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
Paratapirus helvetius3 Meyer 1867 tapir
 Cetacea -
Odontoceti indet.1 Flower 1867 toothed whale
 Cetacea - Physeteridae
"Scaldicetus leccense" = Physodon leccense, Physeterula sp.
"Scaldicetus leccense" = Physodon leccense Gervais 1872 sperm whale
Physeterula sp. Van Beneden 1877 sperm whale
 Cetacea - Eurhinodelphinidae
Schizodelphis sulcatus Gervais 1853 toothed whale