Offenbach (Oligocene to of Germany)

Also known as Cyrena Marls

Where: Hesse, Germany (50.1° N, 8.8° E: paleocoordinates 49.8° N, 5.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Cyrena Beds Formation, MP 23 to MP 23 (33.9 - 23.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; marl

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: R. Ziegler and G. Storch. 2008. Mammals from the Cyrena Beds of Offenbach (Hesse) – Biostratigraphic correlation. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen 248(3):267-278 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 186510: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 23.06.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Cricetidae indet. Fischer von Waldheim 1817 mouse
SMF 3565
Pseudocricetodon moguntiacus Bahlo 1975 mouse
SMF 3556-3558, 3560
Paracricetodon walgeri Bahlo 1975 mouse
SMF 3559
 Rodentia - Aplodontidae
Sciurodon cadurcensis Schlosser 1884 mountain beaver
SMF 3553
Plesispermophilus angustidens Filhol 1882 mountain beaver
SMF 3552, 3554
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
? Palaeosciurus cf. dubius squirrel
SMF 3557, 3551
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Bransatoglis sp. Hugueney 1967 dormouse
SMF 3572
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Steneofiber sp. Geoffroy 1833 beaver
SMF 3545, 3547
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Talpidae indet. Fischer de Waldheim 1817 mole
SMF 3562, 3564
cf. Paratalpa sp. Lavocat 1951 mole
SMF 3567
Myxomygale aff. antiqua Filhol 1890 mole
SMF 3548, 3561, 3568
 Tribosphenida - Heterosoricidae
cf. Quercysorex sp. Engesser 1975 placental
SMF 3543, 3566; named Sorex kinkelini by Zinndorf (1901)
 Carnivora -
cf. Stenoplesictis cayluxi Filhol 1880 carnivoran
SMF 3549
 Theriiformes - Herpetotheriidae
cf. Peratherium elegans Aymard 1846 marsupial
SMF 3563, 3569, 3570, 3571