Brüttelen (Miocene of Switzerland)

Also known as Bruttelen

Where: Switzerland (47.0° N, 7.1° E: paleocoordinates 47.2° N, 5.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: MN 3a mammal zone, Sense Schichten Formation, MN 3 (20.0 - 16.9 Ma)

• Sense Schichten from the Burdigalian OMM

• 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 184459: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 01.03.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Diaceratherium sp. Dietrich 1931 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
Paratapirus intermedius Filhol 1885 tapir
NMBE 501453 and 501454
 Ungulata - Suidae
Suidae indet. Gray 1821 pig
 Ungulata - Anthracotheriidae
Brachyodus onoideus anthracothere
 Ungulata - Palaeomerycidae
Palaeomeryx sp. von Meyer 1834 ruminant