Eggingen (Miocene of Germany)

Also known as historical locality "Eckingen"

Where: Baden-Württemberg, Germany (48.4° N, 9.9° E: paleocoordinates 48.4° N, 7.7° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Ulmer Schichten Member (Lower Freshwater Molasse Formation), Aquitanian (23.0 - 20.4 Ma)

• stratigraphy is from Werner (1994)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; gray, calcareous marl and limestone

• The locality is in the so called "Ulmer Schichten" ("Ulm beds"), wich represent the Lower Freshwater Molasse in the Ulm area, the latter being part of the northern margin of the alpine molasse basin. The "Ulm beds" are also referred to as "subjurassic molasse" due to its position immediately south of the Swabian Jura (Schwäbische Alb) (Werner, 1994).
• light grey calcareous marl (Werner, 1994)

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 19th century; reposited in the BSP, NMB, SMNS

• The quarry provided fossils described in the 19th century by famous early paleontologists such as H. von Meyer and M. Schlosser. The locality is not accessible anymore (Werner, 1994).

Primary reference: R. Dehm. 1938. Heteromyoxus n. g. and Dyromys Thomas, zwei Schlafmäuse im Untermiozän (Aquitanium) von Ulm; (Heteromyoxus n. gen. and Dyromys Thomas from the Lower Miocene (Aquitanian) of Ulm). Zentralblatt für Mineralogie, Abteilung B 9(2):337-343 [J. Alroy/S. Kuemmell/S. Kuemmell]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 52566: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Susanna Kümmell on 11.08.2005, edited by Lars van den Hoek Ostende and Juliette Richter

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Eucricetodon haslachensis1 Schaub 1925 mouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
"Sciurus" giganteus1 Freudenberg 1941 squirrel
Palaeosciurus feignouxi1 Pomel 1953 squirrel
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Dryomys murinus dormouse
reidentified from "Myoxus wetzleri SCHLOSSER, 1884"
Peridyromys sp.1 Stehlin and Schaub 1951 dormouse
"Myoxus wetzleri n. sp." = Heteromyoxus wetzleri Schlosser 1884 dormouse
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Amphilagus ulmensis n. sp.1 pika
Original description in Tobien 1974
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Paratalpa meyeri2 Schlosser 1877 mole
Hugueneya aff. primitiva2 Hutchison 1974 mole
 Tribosphenida - Dimylidae
Dimylus paradoxus3 von Meyer 1846 placental
Chainodus eggingensis n. sp.3 Ziegler 1990 placental
includes material identified in Schlosser (1887) as Cordylodon haslachensis von Meyer