Ampe quarry, Egem (Eocene of Belgium)

Where: West Flanders, Belgium (51.0° N, 3.2° E: paleocoordinates 46.5° N, 0.6° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: NP12 calcareous nannoplankton zone nannofossil zone, Egemkapel Clay Member (Tielt Formation), Ypresian (56.0 - 47.8 Ma)

• middle Ypresisan (NP12); "Layer IV" of Egemkapel Clay Member

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; lenticular, fine-grained, glauconitic sandstone

• shallow marine
• lenticular fine glauconitic sands

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: sieve,

Primary reference: T. Smith and R. Smith. 2003. Terrestrial mammals as biostratigraphic indicators in upper Paleocene-lower Eocene marine deposits of the southern North Sea Basin. Geological Society of America Special Paper 369:513-520 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 68430: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 22.01.2007, edited by Philip Mannion

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Taxonomic list

 Aves -
 Phaethontiformes - Prophaethontidae
cf. Prophaethon sp.1 Andrews 1899 bird
 Neornithes -
Picocoraciae indet.1 Mayr 2011 bird
cf. Alcediniformes indet.1 Feduccia 1977 bird
 Psittaciformes - Halcyornithidae
Halcyornithidae indet.1 Harrison and Walker 1972 parrot
 Neornithes -
Apodiformes indet.1 Peters 1940 swift
 Coraciiformes -
cf. Septencoracias sp.1 Bourdon et al. 2016 bird
 Gruiformes - Messelornithidae
 Leptosomiformes -
Plesiocathartes sp.1 Gaillard 1908 bird
 Odontopterygiformes - Pelagornithidae
Pelagornithidae indet.1 F├╝rbringer 1888 bird
Dasornis cf. emuinus1 Bowerbank 1854 bird
 Galliformes -
aff. Argillipes aurorum1 Harrison and Walker 1977 fowl
 Falconiformes - Masillaraptoridae
 Accipitriformes - Accipitridae
cf. Accipitridae indet.1 Viellot 1816 hawk
 Chiroptera - Palaeochiropterygidae
? Palaeochiropterygidae indet.2 Revilliod 1917 bat
IRSNB M2158 and 2159
 Perissodactyla -
? Equoidea indet.2 Hay 1902 odd-toed ungulate
 Soricomorpha - Nyctitheriidae
Leptacodon sp.2 Matthew and Granger 1921 placental
nyctitheriid-type insectivore
 Macroscelidea - Amphilemuridae
Macrocranion cf. nitens Matthew 1918 elephant shrew
IRSNB M2154-2156
 Tribosphenida - Peradectidae
Armintodelphys dufraingi n. sp.2 Smith and Smith 2013 marsupial
IRSNB M2152 - type; paratype: IRSNB M2153
 Multituberculata - Neoplagiaulacidae
Ectypodus sp.2 Matthew and Granger 1921 multituberculate