Rufi bei Schanis (Oligocene of Switzerland)

Also known as Rüfi bei Schänis

Where: Switzerland (47.2° N, 9.1° E: paleocoordinates 45.4° N, 8.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Wintersberg Schichten Formation, MP 29 (28.4 - 23.0 Ma)

• Wintersberg Schichten from the USM (Lower Freshwater Molasse)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: L. Scherler, D. Becker, and J.-P. Berger. 2011. Tapiridae (Perissodactyla, Mammalia) of the Swiss Molasse Basin during the Oligocene–Miocene transition. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 31(2):479-496 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 184451: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 01.03.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
Protapirus bavaricus Oettingen-Spielberg 1952 tapir