Domburg (Miocene to of Netherlands)

Where: Netherlands (51.6° N, 3.5° E: paleocoordinates 51.8° N, 2.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Middle Miocene to Middle Miocene (16.0 - 0.8 Ma)

• According to Scager the sea floor consists of sediments of the terrestrial Waalre Formation (3.6-1.0 Ma), and/or the marine Maassluis Formation (2.0-1.8 Ma), both overlying the marine Oosterhout Formation (5.2-2.6 Ma).

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: dredged from the sea floor

Primary reference: K. Post and M. Bosselaers. 2017. Cetacean fossils from a 1961 expedition at the Schelde estuary, province of Zeeland, The Netherlands. Cainozoic Research 17(1):11-21 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 189573: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 31.10.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Acipenseriformes - Acipenseridae
 Gadiformes - Gadidae
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Stephanorhinus sp. Kretzoi 1942 rhinoceros
Coelodonta antiquitatis Blumenbach 1799 wooly rhino
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus sp. Linnaeus 1758 horse
 Carnivora - Odobenidae
Odobenus sp. Brisson 1762 walrus
Ontocetus emmonsi Leidy 1859 walrus
 Carnivora - Phocidae
"Phocanella minor" = Phocanella pumila
"Phocanella minor" = Phocanella pumila Van Beneden 1876 seal
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
Crocuta crocuta Erxleben 1777 spotted hyaena
subspecies spelaea
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Anancus arvernensis Croizet and Jobert 1828 gomphothere
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Mammuthus primigenius Blumenbach 1799 wooly mammoth
Mammuthus meridionalis Nesti 1825 mammoth
 Ungulata - Suidae
Sus scrofa Linnaeus 1758 wild boar
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Bos taurus Linnaeus 1758 cow
Bison priscus Bojanus 1827 bison
cf. Leptobos sp. Rütimeyer 1877 antelope
Ovis aries Linnaeus 1758 domestic sheep
Capra hircus Linnaeus 1758 domestic goat
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Alces sp. Gray 1821 moose
Rangifer tarandus Linnaeus 1758 reindeer
Megaloceros giganteus Blumenbach 1799 Irish elk
 Cetacea - Balaenopteridae
Balaenoptera musculus Linnaeus 1758 blue whale
Balaenoptera borealina Van Beneden 1880 rorqual
Plesiocetus sp. Van Beneden 1859 rorqual
Protororqualus cuvieri Fischer 1829 rorqual
 Cetacea - Balaenidae
Balaenotus isignis right whale
Balaena primigenius Van Beneden 1872 right whale
Balaena sp. Linnaeus 1758 bowhead whale
 Cetacea - Cetotheriidae
Cetotherium sp. Brandt 1843 whale
 Cetacea - Tranatocetidae
Mesocetus cf. longirostris Van Beneden 1880 whale
 Cetacea - Physeteridae
Physeter sp. Linnaeus 1758 sperm whale
Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus 1758 sperm whale
 Cetacea -
Scaldicetus caretti Du Bus 1867 toothed whale
 Cetacea - Delphinidae
Orcinus sp. Fitzinger 1860 killer whale
Grampus sp. Gray 1828 dolphin
"Globicephala melaena" = Globicephala melas Traill 1809 long-finned pilot whale
Tursiops sp. Gervais 1855 dolphin
 Cetacea - Monodontidae
Monodon sp. Linnaeus 1758 narwhal
Delphinapterus sp. Lacépède 1804 beluga
Delphinapterus leucas Pallas 1776 beluga whale
 Cetacea -
Pithanodelphis cornutus Du Bus 1872 toothed whale
Inioidea indet. de Muizon 1988 toothed whale
 Cetacea - Ziphiidae
Ziphiidae indet. Gray 1850 beaked whale
Ziphirostrum cf. marginatum Du Bus 1868 beaked whale