Anvers (Miocene to of Belgium)

Also known as Crag d'Anvers

Where: Antwerpen, Belgium (51.2° N, 4.4° E: paleocoordinates 51.4° N, 3.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Late/Upper Miocene to Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 2.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: B. Du Bus. 1867. Sur quelques mammiferes du crag d'Anvers. Bulletins de L'Academie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts 24:562-577 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 47465: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 26.02.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Actinopteri
 Scombriformes - Scombridae
Thynnus scaldisii12 Storms 1889
 Lophiiformes - Lophiidae
Lophius sp.11 Linnaeus 1758 anglerfish
Aves
 Anseriformes - Anatidae
Mammalia
 Ferae -
Carnivora indet.14 Bowditch 1821 carnivoran
 Carnivora -
Arctoidea indet.14 Flower 1869 carnivoran
 Carnivora - Pinnipedia
 Carnivora - Otariidae
Otariidae indet.14 eared seal
 Carnivora - Phocidae
Phocidae indet.14 Gray 1821 seal
 Cetacea -
 Mysticeti -
Mysticeti indet.14 Cope 1891 whale
 Mysticeti - Balaenopteridae
Balaenopteridae indet.14 Gray 1864 rorqual
 Mysticeti - Balaenidae
Balaenidae indet.14, Balaena arcuata n. sp.2, "Probalaena dubusii n. sp." = Balaena dubusi13
Balaenidae indet.14 Gray 1821 right whale
Balaena arcuata n. sp.2 Boitard 1844 bowhead whale
"Probalaena dubusii n. sp." = Balaena dubusi13 Van Beneden 1872 bowhead whale
 Mysticeti - Cetotheriidae
Cetotheriidae indet.14, "Cetotherium brevifrons n. sp." = Heterocetus brevifrons13, "Plesiocetus sprangi n. sp." = Heterocetus sprangii16
Cetotheriidae indet.14 Brandt 1872 whale
"Cetotherium brevifrons n. sp." = Heterocetus brevifrons13 Van Beneden 1872 whale
"Plesiocetus sprangi n. sp." = Heterocetus sprangii16 Van Beneden 1886 whale
 Balaenopteroidea -
Amphicetus editus n. sp.15 Van Beneden 1880 whale
Amphicetus verus n. sp.15 Van Beneden 1880 whale
 Mysticeti -
"Protobalaena sp. n. gen." = Probalaena, "Probalaena sp." = Probalaena13
"Protobalaena sp. n. gen." = Probalaena Du Bus 1867 whale
"Probalaena sp." = Probalaena13 Du Bus 1867 whale
 Odontoceti -
Odontoceti indet.14, "Acrodelphis macrospondylus n. sp." = Champsodelphis macrospondylus1
Odontoceti indet.14 Flower 1867 toothed whale
"Acrodelphis macrospondylus n. sp." = Champsodelphis macrospondylus1 Abel 1905 toothed whale
 Odontoceti - Kogiidae
Thalassocetus antwerpiensis1 Abel 1905 pygmy sperm whale
 Odontoceti -
"Palaeodelphis zonatus n. sp." = Scaldicetus caretti5, "Palaeodelphis pachyodon n. sp." = Scaldicetus caretti5, "Eucetus amblyodon n. gen. n. sp." = Scaldicetus caretti, "Palaeodelphis arcuatus n. sp." = Scaldicetus caretti5, "Palaeodelphis fusiformis n. sp." = Scaldicetus caretti5, Scaldicetus antwerpiensis n. sp.5, "Palaeodelphis grandis n. sp." = Scaldicetus grandis5, "Palaeodelphis coronatus n. sp." = Scaldicetus grandis5, "Palaeodelphis minutus n. sp." = Scaldicetus grandis5, "Palaeodelphis annulatus n. sp." = Scaldicetus grandis5, "Phocaenopsis cornutus n. sp." = Pithanodelphis cornutus5
"Palaeodelphis zonatus n. sp." = Scaldicetus caretti5 Du Bus 1867 toothed whale
"Palaeodelphis pachyodon n. sp." = Scaldicetus caretti5 Du Bus 1867 toothed whale
"Eucetus amblyodon n. gen. n. sp." = Scaldicetus caretti Du Bus 1867 toothed whale
"Palaeodelphis arcuatus n. sp." = Scaldicetus caretti5 Du Bus 1867 toothed whale
"Palaeodelphis fusiformis n. sp." = Scaldicetus caretti5 Du Bus 1867 toothed whale
Scaldicetus antwerpiensis n. sp.5 Du Bus 1872 toothed whale
"Palaeodelphis grandis n. sp." = Scaldicetus grandis5 Du Bus 1872 toothed whale
"Palaeodelphis coronatus n. sp." = Scaldicetus grandis5 Du Bus 1872 toothed whale
"Palaeodelphis minutus n. sp." = Scaldicetus grandis5 Du Bus 1872 toothed whale
"Palaeodelphis annulatus n. sp." = Scaldicetus grandis5 Du Bus 1872 toothed whale
"Phocaenopsis cornutus n. sp." = Pithanodelphis cornutus5 Du Bus 1872 toothed whale
 Odontoceti - Pontoporiidae
Protophocaena minima n. gen. n. sp.1
Protophocaena minima n. gen. n. sp.1 Abel 1905 toothed whale
 Odontoceti -
Prophyseter dolloi n. gen. n. sp.1
Prophyseter dolloi n. gen. n. sp.1 Abel 1905 toothed whale
 Odontoceti - Eurhinodelphinidae
Eurhinodelphinidae indet.14, "Priscodelphinus cristatus n. sp." = Xiphiacetus cristatus5, Phocaenopsis scheynensis n. sp.5, Eurhinodelphis sp.7, "Eurhinodelphis longirostris n. sp." = Eurhinodelphis longirostris5, "Eurhinodelphis ambiguus n. sp." = Eurhinodelphis longirostris5
Eurhinodelphinidae indet.14 Abel 1901 toothed whale
"Priscodelphinus cristatus n. sp." = Xiphiacetus cristatus5 Du Bus 1872 toothed whale
Phocaenopsis scheynensis n. sp.5 Du Bus 1872 toothed whale
[entered as Phocaenopsis scheyensis]
Eurhinodelphis sp.7 Van Beneden and Gervais 1880 toothed whale
"Eurhinodelphis longirostris n. sp." = Eurhinodelphis longirostris5 Du Bus 1867 toothed whale
"Eurhinodelphis ambiguus n. sp." = Eurhinodelphis longirostris5 Du Bus 1867 toothed whale
 Odontoceti - Ziphiidae
Ziphiidae indet.14, "Ziphius planirostris n. sp." = Choneziphius planirostris3, "Ziphius cuvieri n. sp." = Choneziphius planirostris10, "Belemnoziphius recurvus n. sp." = Ziphirostrum recurvus4, Ziphirostrum turninense n. sp.4, "Mioziphius belgicus" = Ziphirostrum marginatum1, "Ziphirostrum tumidum" = Ziphirostrum marginatum4, "Ziphirostrum gracile" = Ziphirostrum marginatum4, "Ziphirostrum laevigatum" = Ziphirostrum marginatum4, Ziphiopsis servatus n. gen. n. sp.4, "Dioplodon becanii n. sp." = Mesoplodon longirostris6, "Rhinostodes antwerpiensis" = Mesoplodon longirostris4, "Aporotus recurvirostris n. sp." = Aporotus recurvirostris4, "Aporotus affinis n. sp." = Aporotus recurvirostris4, Aporotus dicyrtus n. sp.4, Belemnoziphius compressus, Beneziphius brevirostris n. gen. n. sp.8
Ziphiidae indet.14 Gray 1850 beaked whale
"Ziphius planirostris n. sp." = Choneziphius planirostris3 Cuvier 1824 beaked whale
"Ziphius cuvieri n. sp." = Choneziphius planirostris10 Cuvier 1824 beaked whale
"Belemnoziphius recurvus n. sp." = Ziphirostrum recurvus4 Du Bus 1868 beaked whale
Ziphirostrum turninense n. sp.4 Du Bus 1868 beaked whale
"Mioziphius belgicus" = Ziphirostrum marginatum1 Du Bus 1868 beaked whale
"Ziphirostrum tumidum" = Ziphirostrum marginatum4 Du Bus 1868 beaked whale
"Ziphirostrum gracile" = Ziphirostrum marginatum4 Du Bus 1868 beaked whale
"Ziphirostrum laevigatum" = Ziphirostrum marginatum4 Du Bus 1868 beaked whale
Ziphiopsis servatus n. gen. n. sp.4 Du Bus 1868 beaked whale
"Dioplodon becanii n. sp." = Mesoplodon longirostris6 Cuvier 1824 beaked whale
"Rhinostodes antwerpiensis" = Mesoplodon longirostris4 Cuvier 1824 beaked whale
"Aporotus recurvirostris n. sp." = Aporotus recurvirostris4 Du Bus 1868 beaked whale
"Aporotus affinis n. sp." = Aporotus recurvirostris4 Du Bus 1868 beaked whale
Aporotus dicyrtus n. sp.4 Du Bus 1868 beaked whale
Belemnoziphius compressus Huxley 1864 beaked whale
Beneziphius brevirostris n. gen. n. sp.8 Lambert 2005 beaked whale