Messel (Eocene of Germany)

Where: Hesse, Germany (49.0° N, 8.0° E: paleocoordinates 46.4° N, 3.9° E)

When: Middle Eocene (48.6 - 37.2 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - small; lithified shale

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: adpression, charcoalification, original carbon

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: M. E. Collinson, S. R. Manchester, and V. Wilde. 2012. Fossil Fruits and Seeds of the Middle Eocene Messel biota, Germany. Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Gesellschaft Naturforschenden 570:1-249 [H. Wang/H. Wang/H. Wang]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140304: authorized by Hongshan Wang, entered by Hongshan Wang on 07.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Dicotyledonae
 Rhamnales - Rosidae
Vitaceae indet. de Jussieu 1789
Cayratia jungii Chen and Manchester 2007
Vitis messelensis Collinson et al. 2012 grapevine
Palaeovitis sp. Reid and Chandler 1933
Ampelopsis sp. Michaux
Crassivitisemen wildei Collinson et al. 2012
Berchemia mellerae Collinson et al. 2012
 Sapotales - Dilleniidae
cf. Sapotispermum sp. Reid and Chandler 1933
 Urticales - Dilleniidae
 Theales - Dilleniidae
Camelliacarpoidea messelensis Collinson et al. 2012
Cleyera sp. Thunberg 1783
 Myrtiflorae - Nyssaceae
Nyssa disseminata Kirchheimer 1937
Magnoliopsida
 Magnoliales - Magnoliaceae
 Magnoliales - Myristicaceae
Myristicacarpum sp. Gregor 1977
 Myrtales - Lythraceae
Decodon indet. Gmelin 1791
 Sapindales - Rutaceae
Rutaceae indet. de Jussieu 1789
Rutaspermum messelense Collinson and Gregor 1988
Rutaspermum chandleri Collinson and Gregor 1988
cf. Toddalia sp. de Jussieu 1789
 Geraniales - Simarubaceae
Ailanthus confucii Unger 1850
 Ranunculales - Menispermaceae
Menispermaceae indet. de Jussieu 1789
Cocculus lottii Collinson et al. 2012
Parabaena cf. europaea Czeczott and Skirgiello 1967
Wardensheppeya sp. Eyde 1970
Martinmuellera tuberculata Collinson et al. 2012
Tinomiscoidea jacquesii Collinson et al. 2012
Tinosporeae sp. Hooker and Thomson 1855
Stephania hootae Collinson et al. 2012
Diploclisia rugulosa Collinson et al. 2012
Menispermeae indet. de Candolle 1817
Palaeosinomenium sp. Chandler 1961
Palaeosinomenium ornamentum Collinson et al. 2012
Karinschmidtia rotulae Collinson et al. 2012
? Pericampylus sp. Miers 1851
 Nymphaeales -
? Nymphaeales indet. Salisbury 1820
Carpolithus
  -
Carpolithus spp. Linnaeus 1768
Carpolithus callosaeoides Collinson et al. 2012
Saportaspermum
  -
Saportaspermum kovacsiae Kvacek and Wilde 2010
Tapiscia
  - Tapisciaceae
Mastixiaceae
  - Mastixiaceae
Eomastixia cf. rugosa Chandler 1962
Mastixiopsis nyssoides Kirchheimer 1936
Mastixioid indet. Collinson et al. 2012
Beckettia indet. Reid and Chandler 1933
Mastixia
  - Mastixiaceae
? Mastixia sp. von Blume 1826