Zapfe's fissures (Miocene of Slovakia)

Also known as Neudorf-Spalte, Stockerau limestone quarry, Devínska Nová Ves [= Neudorf a. d. March]

Where: Bratislava, Slovakia (48.2° N, 17.0° E: paleocoordinates 47.7° N, 16.7° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: MN 6 (13.7 - 12.8 Ma)

• MN 6 biozone (Astaracian, the uppermost part of the Badenian)

Environment/lithology: fissure fill; lithology not reported

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: M. Sabol and P. Holec. 2002. Temporal and spatial distribution of Miocene mammals in the western Carpatians (Slovakia). Geologica Carpathica 53(4):269-279 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 69711: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 02.03.2007, edited by Lars van den Hoek Ostende and Terri Cleary

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Reptilia
 Squamata - Gekkonidae
Euleptes sp.1 Fitzinger 1843 gecko
previously Phyllodactylus (Estes 1969); PIUW (Coll. Zapfe) a left maxilla; [no specimen no.], the anterior part of the left dentary up to the 10th tooth loci
Mammalia
 Primates - Pliopithecidae
Pliopithecus vindobonensis Zapfe and Hürzeler 1957 monkey
 Rodentia - Anomalomyidae
Anomalomys gaudryi Mein and Freudenthal 1971 rodent
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Eumyarion weinfurteri Schaub and Zapfe 1953 mouse
Eumyarion latior Schaub and Zapfe 1953 mouse
Lartetomys cf. zapfei Mein and Freudenthal 1971 mouse
Cricetodon sansaniensis Lartet 1851 mouse
Megacricetodon gregarius Schaub 1925 mouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Spermophilus bredai ground squirrel
 Rodentia - Gliridae
 Rodentia - Eomyidae
Keramidomys carpathicus Schaub and Zapfe 1953 rodent
Eomyops indet. Engesser 1979 rodent
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
Amphechinus intermedius, "Lanthanotherium sansaniense" = Lantanotherium
Amphechinus intermedius Gaillard 1899 hedgehog
"Lanthanotherium sansaniense" = Lantanotherium hedgehog
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Talpidae indet. Fischer de Waldheim 1817 mole
"Scaptonyx" edwardsi Gaillard 1899 Long-tailed mole
? Urotrichus dolichochir Gaillard 1899 greater Japanese shrew-mole
Talpa minuta Blainville 1840 mole
 Perissodactyla - Chalicotheriidae
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Rhinocerotidae indet. Gray 1821 rhinoceros
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
"Allosorex" gracillidens red-toothed shrew
 Tribosphenida - Heterosoricidae
Dinosorex zapfei Engesser 1975 placental
Dinosorex zapfei n. sp.2 Engesser 1975 placental
 Tribosphenida - Dimylidae
Plesiodimylus chantrei Gaillard 1899 placental
 Chiroptera - Megadermatidae
Megaderma lugdunensis3 Depéret 1892 false vampire
this is a bat, not a whale!
 Chiroptera - Vespertilionidae
Paleptesicus priscus Zapfe 1950 vesper bat
Miniopterus fossilis Zapfe 1950 bend-winged bat
 Chiroptera - Rhinolophidae
Rhinolophus grivensis Depéret 1892 horseshoe bat
Rhinolophus delphinensis Gaillard 1899 horseshoe bat
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Ursavus brevirhinus Hofmann 1887 bear
Hemicyon sansaniensis Lartet 1851 bear
Hemicyon cf. sansaniensis Lartet 1851 bear
 Carnivora - Ailuridae
 Carnivora - Barbourofelidae
 Carnivora - Amphicyonidae
Amphicyon major De Blainville 1841 bear-dog
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Mustelidae indet. Fischer 1817 mustelid carnivore
Trocharion albanense Forsyth-Major 1903 mustelid carnivore
 Carnivora - Felidae
Pseudaelurus sp. Leidy 1858 cat
 Proboscidea - Mammutidae
Zygolophodon turicensis Schintz 1824 mastodon
 Proboscidea - Deinotheriidae
Prodeinotherium bavaricum von Meyer 1831 deinothere
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
 Artiodactyla - Tragulidae
Dorcatherium vindobonense von Meyer 1846 chevrotain
 Artiodactyla - Palaeomerycidae
 Artiodactyla - Lagomerycidae
Dicrocerus elegans Lartet 1837 ruminant
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae