Zwilbroek (Miocene of Netherlands)

Also known as Wiegerink, Zwillbrock

Where: Netherlands (52.0° N, 6.7° E: paleocoordinates 52.3° N, 5.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Eibergen Member, Serravallian (13.8 - 11.6 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; claystone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: A. B. Van Deinse. 1931. De fossilele en recente Cetacea van Nederland 1-304 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 75152: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 25.09.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Carnivora - Odobenidae
"Alachterium cretsii" = Ontocetus2
"Alachterium cretsii" = Ontocetus2 walrus
 Carnivora - Phocidae
Monotherium affinis2, "Phocanella minor" = Phocanella pumila2, "Phoca vitulinoides" = Nanophoca vitulinoides2, "Monotherium aberratum" = Frisiphoca aberratum2
"Phocanella minor" = Phocanella pumila2 Van Beneden 1876 seal
"Phoca vitulinoides" = Nanophoca vitulinoides2 Van Beneden 1876 seal
"Monotherium aberratum" = Frisiphoca aberratum2 Vanden Broeck 1874 seal
 Cetacea -
Burtinopsis similis2 Van Beneden 1872 whale
Burtinopsis minutus2 Van Beneden 1880 whale
 Cetacea - Balaenopteridae
? Balaenoptera sp.1 Lacépède 1804 rorqual
Balaenoptera borealina2 Van Beneden 1880 rorqual
Balaenoptera musculoides2 Van Beneden 1880 rorqual
Balaenoptera rostratella2 Van Beneden 1880 rorqual
"Plesiocetus brialmonti" = Plesiocetus brialmontii2 Van Beneden 1880 rorqual
Plesiocetus dubius2 Van Beneden 1872 rorqual
Megaptera affinis Van Beneden 1880 rorqual
 Cetacea -
Isocetus sp.2 Van Beneden 1880 whale
 Cetacea - Balaenidae
Balaenula balaenopsis2 Van Beneden 1872 right whale
 Cetacea - Cetotheriidae
"Plesiocetus brevifrons" = Heterocetus brevifrons, "Heterocetus ? brevifrons" = Heterocetus brevifrons2, "Plesiocetus sprangi" = Heterocetus sprangii, Herpetocetus scaldiensis
"Plesiocetus brevifrons" = Heterocetus brevifrons Van Beneden 1872 whale
"Heterocetus ? brevifrons" = Heterocetus brevifrons2 Van Beneden 1872 whale
"Plesiocetus sprangi" = Heterocetus sprangii Van Beneden 1886 whale
Herpetocetus scaldiensis Van Beneden 1872 whale
misspelled as Herpetocetus scaldisensis
 Cetacea -
"Plesiocetus laxatus" = Parietobalaena laxata, "Idiocetus laxatus" = Parietobalaena laxata2, "Plesiocetus affinis" = Parietobalaena affinis, "Heterocetus affinis" = Parietobalaena affinis2
"Plesiocetus laxatus" = Parietobalaena laxata Van Beneden 1880 whale
"Idiocetus laxatus" = Parietobalaena laxata2 Van Beneden 1880 whale
"Plesiocetus affinis" = Parietobalaena affinis Van Beneden and Gervais 1868 whale
"Heterocetus affinis" = Parietobalaena affinis2 Van Beneden and Gervais 1868 whale
 Cetacea - Tranatocetidae
Mesocetus sp.2, "Plesiocetus longirostris" = Mesocetus longirostris, "Mesocetus longirostris" = Mesocetus longirostris2, "Plesiocetus hupschi" = Plesiocetopsis hupschii2
Mesocetus sp.2 Van Beneden 1880 whale
"Plesiocetus longirostris" = Mesocetus longirostris Van Beneden 1880 whale
"Mesocetus longirostris" = Mesocetus longirostris2 Van Beneden 1880 whale
"Plesiocetus hupschi" = Plesiocetopsis hupschii2 Van Beneden 1859 whale
 Cetacea -
"Plesiocetus longifrons" = Aglaocetus longifrons, Amphicetus sp.2, "Plesiocetus verus" = Amphicetus verus, "Amphicetus ? verus" = Amphicetus verus2, Odontoceti indet.2, "Acrodelphis macrospondylus" = Champsodelphis macrospondylus2, "Acrodelphis sp." = Champsodelphis2
"Plesiocetus longifrons" = Aglaocetus longifrons Van Beneden 1880 whale
Amphicetus sp.2 Van Beneden 1880 whale
"Plesiocetus verus" = Amphicetus verus Van Beneden 1880 whale
"Amphicetus ? verus" = Amphicetus verus2 Van Beneden 1880 whale
Odontoceti indet.2 Flower 1867 toothed whale
"Acrodelphis macrospondylus" = Champsodelphis macrospondylus2 Abel 1905 toothed whale
"Acrodelphis sp." = Champsodelphis2 Gervais 1852 toothed whale
 Cetacea - Kogiidae
? Thalassocetus sp.2 Abel 1905 pygmy sperm whale
 Cetacea - Physeteridae
"Palaeophoca ? nysti" = Paleophoca2, Physeterula dubusi
"Palaeophoca ? nysti" = Paleophoca2 sperm whale
Physeterula dubusi Van Beneden 1877 sperm whale
 Cetacea -
Scaldicetus grandis Du Bus 1872 toothed whale
 Cetacea - Eurhinodelphinidae
"Cyrtodelphis sp." = Schizodelphis2, "Cyrtodelphis sulcatus" = Schizodelphis sulcatus2, "Eurhinodelphis cristatus" = Xiphiacetus cristatus2, "Acrodelphis scheynensis" = Phocaenopsis scheynensis2, Eurhinodelphis longirostris2, Eurhinodelphis cocheteuxi2
"Cyrtodelphis sp." = Schizodelphis2 Gervais 1861 toothed whale
"Cyrtodelphis sulcatus" = Schizodelphis sulcatus2 Gervais 1853 toothed whale
"Eurhinodelphis cristatus" = Xiphiacetus cristatus2 Du Bus 1872 toothed whale
"Acrodelphis scheynensis" = Phocaenopsis scheynensis2 Du Bus 1872 toothed whale
Eurhinodelphis longirostris2 Du Bus 1867 toothed whale
Eurhinodelphis cocheteuxi2 Du Bus 1867 toothed whale
 Cetacea - Ziphiidae
"Mioziphius belgicus" = Ziphirostrum marginatum
"Mioziphius belgicus" = Ziphirostrum marginatum Du Bus 1868 beaked whale