Karlich level B, im Neuwieder Becken (Pleistocene of Germany)

Also known as Kärlich Schicht B, im Neuwieder Becken, Kaerlich

Where: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany (50.5° N, 7.5° E: paleocoordinates 50.5° N, 7.3° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)

• Level B is the second to lowest level (site goes level Jb). Dated to Latest Lower Pleistocene - Palaeomagnetism suggests between the Jaramillo event and the Brunhes/Matuyama boundary (present at the top of bed Bb). Cromerian zone I, Biharian.

Environment/lithology: fluvial

• Clay pit. There are two stratigraphic layers in level B - Ba and Bb, the fauna is sparse and both levels are listed together. The levels are separated by a paleosol.
• Riverine Gravels. Those in level Ba contain ice wedges.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: Fauna at Karlich dates from the late Early Pleistocene to the Holocene.

Primary reference: T. van Kolfschoten and E. Turner. 1996. Early Middle Pleistocene mammalian faunas from Karlich (Kaerlich) and Miesenheim I and their biostratigraphical implications. In C. Turner , ed., The early Middle Pleistocene in Europe, Balkema, Rotterdam 227-253 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36006: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 13.01.2004

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Taxonomic list

• The fauna from units Ba and Bb are indicated in the notes field.
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
"Arvicolidae indet." = Arvicolinae
"Arvicolidae indet." = Arvicolinae Gray 1821 vole
1 rooted small M3. Unit Bb.
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
cf. Mammuthus trogontherii Pohlig 1888 mammoth
1 molar. Unit Ba.
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Praeovibos priscus Staudinger 1908 antelope
lower M2 and M3. Unit Bb.