Borgerhout, Miocene (Miocene to of Belgium)

Where: Antwerpen, Belgium (51.2° N, 4.4° E: paleocoordinates 51.4° N, 3.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Sables d'Anvers Formation, Tortonian to Tortonian (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• Age after Dewaele et al., 2018

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: X. Misonne. 1958. Faune du Tertiare et du Pleistocene inferieur de Belgique (Oiseaux et mammiferes) Donnees paleontologiques. Institute Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Bulletin 34(5):1-36 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 67022: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 03.11.2006

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Carnivora - Phocidae
"Prophoca proxima" = Leptophoca proxima2, "Monotherium aberratum" = Frisiphoca aberratum
"Prophoca proxima" = Leptophoca proxima2 Van Beneden 1876 seal
"Monotherium aberratum" = Frisiphoca aberratum Vanden Broeck 1874 seal
 Cetacea - Balaenopteridae
"Plesiocetus brialmonti" = Plesiocetus brialmontii, Plesiocetus dubius
"Plesiocetus brialmonti" = Plesiocetus brialmontii Van Beneden 1880 rorqual
Plesiocetus dubius Van Beneden 1872 rorqual
 Cetacea - Tranatocetidae
Mesocetus longirostris n. sp.1 Van Beneden 1880 whale
Mesocetus pinguis n. sp.5 Van Beneden 1880 whale
"Plesiocetus hupschii" = Plesiocetopsis hupschii Van Beneden 1859 whale
 Cetacea -
Hoplocetus borgerhoutensis n. sp.4 Du Bus 1872 toothed whale
Scaldicetus caretti n. gen. n. sp.3 Du Bus 1867 toothed whale