Blaustein (Oligocene of Germany)

Also known as Ulmer Weißkalkwerke

Where: Baden-Württemberg, Germany (48.4° N, 9.9° E: paleocoordinates 47.9° N, 6.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: MP 21 (33.9 - 28.4 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fissure fill; lithology not reported

• infill of karstic fissure in Upper Jurassic limestones of the Swabian Jura (Schwäbische Alb)

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by R. Wannemacher in 1991; reposited in the SMNS

Primary reference: R. Ziegler. 2007. The nyctitheriids (Lipotyphla, Mammalia) from Early Oligocene fissure fillings in South Germany. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen 246(2):183-203 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 186509: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 23.06.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Rodentia - Theridomyidae
Theridomyidae indet. Alston 1876 rodent
Suevosciurus fraasi Major 1873 rodent
Suevosciurus ehingensis Dehm 1937 rodent
 Rodentia - Pseudosciuridae
 Tribosphenida - Nyctitheriidae
Cryptotopos communis Ziegler 2007 placental
SMNS 47285