Skee (Pleistocene of Sweden)

Where: Bohuslan, Sweden (58.9° N, 11.3° E: paleocoordinates 58.9° N, 11.3° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• The date places the whale almost in the middle of the deglaciation period between the last glacial maximum (ca. 22,000 BP) and the 4/Holocene transition at about 11,700BP.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; unlithified claystone

• clay sediments

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: C. Anderung, S. Danise, A. G. Glover, N. D. Higgs, L. Jonsson, R. Sabin, and T. G. Dahlgren. 2014. A Swedish subfossil find of a bowhead whale from the late Pleistocene: shore displacement, paleoecology in south-west Sweden and the identity of the Swedenborg whale (Balaena swedenborgii Liljeborg, 1867). Historical Biology 26(1):58-65 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 140009: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 27.02.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Chlamys islandica" = Chlamys (Chlamys) islandica
"Chlamys islandica" = Chlamys (Chlamys) islandica Müller 1776 scallop
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Modiolus sp. Lamarck 1801 mussel
 Carditida - Astartidae
Astarte elliptica Brown 1827 clam
 Pholadida - Myidae
"Mya truncata" = Mya (Mya) truncata
"Mya truncata" = Mya (Mya) truncata Linnaeus 1758 softshell clam
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
"Hiatella arctica" = Hiatella (Hiatella) arctica
"Hiatella arctica" = Hiatella (Hiatella) arctica Linnaeus 1767 clam
Gastropoda
 Patellogastropoda - Lepetidae
Lepeta caeca Müller 1776 limpet
Mammalia
 Mysticeti - Balaenidae
Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus 1758 bowhead whale