Schoningen 13 II-4 (Pleistocene of Germany)

Also known as Speersockel

Where: Lower Saxony, Germany (52.1° N, 11.0° E: paleocoordinates 52.1° N, 11.0° E)

When: Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.1 Ma)

• The layer that contained the Sch€oningen Homotherium findsdates to MIS 9 (320,000e300,000 BP; Behre, 2012). Hence, theSch€oningen Homotherium remains can be regarded as one of thestratigraphically youngest finds in Europe.

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; unlithified lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

• The right humerus (ID 25885) recovered from the “Speersockel”is only about 50% complete, with parts of the shaft and the distalepiphysis present.

Primary reference: J. Serangeli, T. V. Kolfschoten, B. M. Starkovichm and I. Verheijen. 2015. The European saber-toothed cat (Homotherium latidens) found in the "Spear Horizon" at Schöningen (Germany). 89:172-180 [M. Uhen/J. So]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 189831: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Jeankyong So on 18.11.2017

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Carnivora - Felidae
Homotherium sp. Fabrini 1890 cat