Pit De Griete (Miocene of Netherlands)

Also known as Westerschelde 6D

Where: Netherlands (51.4° N, 3.9° E: paleocoordinates 51.6° N, 3.0° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Breda Formation, Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• Dinoflagellate cysts determined the matrix to be of late Tortonian age 8.7–8.1 Ma (Bisconti et al 2019).

Environment/lithology: marine; glauconitic, gray, blue sandstone

• The glauconitic blue-grey sandstone matrix always contains skeletal elements from one and the same species of mysticete (skull and/or mandibles and/or forearm parts and/or parts of the vertebral columns [Fig. 5]) or odontocete (skull with or without mandible, and skeletal parts).

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: K. Post, S. Louywe, and O. Lambert. 2017. Scaldiporia vandokkumi, a new pontoporiid (Mammalia, Cetacea, Odontoceti) from the Late Miocene to earliest Pliocene of the Westerschelde estuary (The Netherlands). PeerJ 5::e3991 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 190169: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 01.12.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Cetacea - Balaenopteridae
Nehalaennia devossi n. gen. n. sp.1
Nehalaennia devossi n. gen. n. sp.1 Bisconti et al. 2019 rorqual
NMR 999100014035
 Cetacea - Cetotheriidae
Cetotheriidae indet.3 Brandt 1872 whale
Tranatocetus maregermanicum n. sp.2 Marx et al. 2019 whale
 Cetacea - Pontoporiidae
Scaldiporia vandokkumi n. gen. n. sp.
Scaldiporia vandokkumi n. gen. n. sp. Post et al. 2017 toothed whale
 Cetacea - Ziphiidae
Ziphiidae indet.3 Gray 1850 beaked whale
Post & Reumer 2016; Figure 6