Vieux-Dieu (Miocene to of Belgium)

Also known as Fort 4, Mortsel, Oude God, Oude-God

Where: Antwerpen, Belgium (51.2° N, 4.5° E: paleocoordinates 51.4° N, 3.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Antwerpen Sands Member (Berchem Formation), Langhian to Langhian (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• sable noir, late early Miocene-middle Miocene, possibly latest Burdigalian to middle Serravalian; age after Lambert (2008), possibly latest Burdigalian

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; sandstone

• neritic, energetic, shallowed upwards

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: salvage, quarrying,

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: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 51680: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 09.06.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Carnivora - Phocidae
Prophoca rousseaui6, "Prophoca proxima n. gen. n. sp." = Leptophoca proxima6, Gryphoca similis6
Prophoca rousseaui6 Van Beneden 1876 seal
"Prophoca proxima n. gen. n. sp." = Leptophoca proxima6 Van Beneden 1876 seal
Gryphoca similis6 Van Beneden 1876 seal
 Mysticeti -
"Isocetus depauwii n. sp." = Isocetus depauwi7
"Isocetus depauwii n. sp." = Isocetus depauwi7 Van Beneden and Gervais 1868 whale
 Odontoceti -
Priscodelphinus teres n. sp.1, "Palaeoziphius scaldensis" = Champsodelphis scaldensis4
Priscodelphinus teres n. sp.1 Du Bus 1872 toothed whale
described from Fort no 4, Vieu-Dieu according to Abel (1901)
"Palaeoziphius scaldensis" = Champsodelphis scaldensis4 Du Bus 1872 toothed whale
 Odontoceti - Squalodontidae
Squalodon sp.2 Grateloup 1840 toothed whale
described from Fort no 4, Vieu-Dieu according to Abel (1901)
Squalodon antverpiensis n. sp.5 Van Beneden 1861 toothed whale
 Odontoceti - Platanistidae
Pomatodelphininae indet.3 Barnes 2002 toothed whale
described from Fort no 4, Vieu-Dieu according to Lambert 2006
 Odontoceti -
Eudelphis mortezelensis n. sp.1 Du Bus 1872 toothed whale
 Odontoceti - Eurhinodelphinidae
"Eurhinodelphis cristatus" = Xiphiacetus cristatus4, "Eurhinodelphis bossi" = Xiphiacetus bossi2, "Priscodelphinus pulvinatus n. sp." = Eurhinodelphis longirostris1, "Priscodelphinus elegans n. sp." = Eurhinodelphis longirostris1, "Eurhinodelphis cocheteuxi n. gen. n. sp." = Eurhinodelphis cocheteuxi, "Priscodelphinus robustus n. sp." = Eurhinodelphis cocheteuxi1, "Priscodelphinus declivus n. sp." = Eurhinodelphis cocheteuxi1, "Priscodelphinus crassus n. sp." = Eurhinodelphis cocheteuxi1
"Eurhinodelphis cristatus" = Xiphiacetus cristatus4 Du Bus 1872 toothed whale
"Eurhinodelphis bossi" = Xiphiacetus bossi2 Kellogg 1925 toothed whale
described from Fort no 4, Vieu-Dieu according to Abel (1901)
"Priscodelphinus pulvinatus n. sp." = Eurhinodelphis longirostris1 Du Bus 1867 toothed whale
described from Fort no 4, Vieu-Dieu according to Abel (1901)
"Priscodelphinus elegans n. sp." = Eurhinodelphis longirostris1 Du Bus 1867 toothed whale
described from Fort no 4, Vieu-Dieu according to Abel (1901)
"Eurhinodelphis cocheteuxi n. gen. n. sp." = Eurhinodelphis cocheteuxi Du Bus 1867 toothed whale
See Lambert (2005) for details
"Priscodelphinus robustus n. sp." = Eurhinodelphis cocheteuxi1 Du Bus 1867 toothed whale
described from Fort no 4, Vieu-Dieu according to Abel (1901)
"Priscodelphinus declivus n. sp." = Eurhinodelphis cocheteuxi1 Du Bus 1867 toothed whale
described from Fort no 4, Vieu-Dieu according to Abel (1901)
"Priscodelphinus crassus n. sp." = Eurhinodelphis cocheteuxi1 Du Bus 1867 toothed whale
described from Fort no 4, Vieu-Dieu according to Abel (1901)