Hammerschmiede (Miocene of Germany)

Where: Bavaria, Germany (47.9° N, 10.6° E: paleocoordinates 47.6° N, 10.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Freshwater Molasse Formation, MN 9 (11.1 - 9.7 Ma)

• nominally early Pliocene, but actually MN 9 in current terms (van den Hoek Ostende, pers. comm. to JA)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: H. Mayr and V. Fahlbusch. 1975. Eine unterpliozäne Kleinsäugerfauna aus der Oberen Süßwasser-Molasse Bayerns. Mitteilungen der Bayerischen Staatssammlung fur Paläontologie und historische Geologie 15:91-111 [J. Hunter/M. Hall/L. van den Hoek Ostende]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34256: authorized by John Hunter, entered by Meg Hall on 24.08.2003, edited by Lars van den Hoek Ostende and Evangelos Vlachos

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Pteriidae
"Margaritifera flabellata" = Pinctada
"Margaritifera flabellata" = Pinctada pearl oyster
ssp. bavarica
Actinopteri
 Esociformes - Esocidae
Esocidae indet. Cuvier 1817
 Cypriniformes - Cyprinidae
Leuciscus sp. Cuvier 1817 carp-like fish
Scardinius sp. Sauvage 1873 carp-like fish
Reptilia
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionyx sp. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1809 softshell turtle
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Testudo sp. Linnaeus 1758 turtle
 Testudines - Pangeoemydidae
Clemmydopsis sp. Boda 1927 turtle
 Testudines - Panemydidae
Ocadia sp. Gray 1870 turtle
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Anomalomyidae
Anomalomys gaudryi Mein and Freudenthal 1971 rodent
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Microtocricetus molassicus Fahlbusch and Mayr 1975 mouse
Megacricetodon aff. debruijni Freudenthal 1968 mouse
Democricetodon gaillardi Schaub 1925 mouse
ssp. freisingensis
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Spermophilinus bredai von Meyer 1848 squirrel
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Eomuscardinus aff. sansaniensis Lartet 1851 dormouse
Myoglis larteti Baudelot 1966 dormouse
 Rodentia - Eomyidae
 Rodentia - Castoridae
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Desmanella quinquecuspidata n. sp. Mayr and Fahlbusch 1975 mole
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Aceratherium sp. Kaup 1834 rhinoceros
 Tribosphenida - Plesiosoricidae
Plesiosorex aff. schaffneri Engesser 1972 placental
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Angustidens excultus n. sp. Mayr and Fahlbusch 1975 shrew
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Proputorius sansaniensis mustelid carnivore
 Artiodactyla - Tragulidae
Dorcatherium sp. Kaup 1839 chevrotain