Häder (Miocene of Germany)

Where: Bayern, Germany (48.4° N, 10.6° E: paleocoordinates 48.6° N, 9.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Miocene (23.0 - 5.3 Ma)

• Upper Fresh-water Molasse, Lower Sarmatian (?)(Upper Miocene)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; unlithified, micaceous, gray, blue sandstone and marl

• Light gray sand with intercalations of marl layers

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

Primary reference: V. Fahlbusch. 1964. Die Cricetiden (Mamm.) der Oberen Süßwasser-Molasse Bayerns (Cricetids of the Upper Freshwater Molasse of Bavaria). Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften; mathematisch-naturwissenschaftliche Klasse; Abhandlungen, neue Folge 118:1-136 [J. Alroy/S. Kuemmell/S. Kuemmell]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 48512: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Susanna Kümmell on 21.03.2005, edited by Evangelos Vlachos

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionyx sp. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1809 softshell turtle
 Testudines - Panchelydridae
Macrochelys mira alligator snapping turtle
Chelydropsis sp. Peters 1868 turtle
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Testudo sp. Linnaeus 1758 turtle
 Testudines - Pangeoemydidae
Ptychogaster sp. Pomel 1847 turtle
 Testudines - Panemydidae
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
"? Cotimus aff. medius" = Leidymys, "Democricetodon gregarius" = Megacricetodon gregarius
"? Cotimus aff. medius" = Leidymys mouse
1 tooth
"Democricetodon gregarius" = Megacricetodon gregarius Schaub 1925 mouse
aff. ssp. bavaricus, 1 tooth