Aarwangen (Oligocene of Switzerland)

Where: Switzerland (47.2° N, 7.8° E: paleocoordinates 47.1° N, 5.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: MP 27 (28.4 - 23.0 Ma)

• Type locality of the Aarwanger Molasse, an equivalent of the Molasse alsacienne

• 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 184454: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 01.03.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
 Perissodactyla - Eggysodontidae
Eggysodon gaudryi Rames 1886 odd-toed ungulate
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
Tapiridae indet. Gray 1821 tapir
 Ungulata - Suidae
Suidae indet. Gray 1821 pig
 Ungulata - Anthracotheriidae
Elomeryx borbonicus Geais 1934 anthracothere
Paenanthracotherium hippoideum Rutimeyer 1856 anthracothere