Karlich level D/E elephant, im Neuwieder Becken (Pleistocene of Germany)

Also known as Kärlich Schicht D/E, 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: Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.1 Ma)

• Levels D/E are the fourth to fifth lowest level (site goes up to level Jb). Dated to earliest Middle Pleistocene (overlies the Brunhes/Matuyama boundary). Early Cromerian (zones 1-2), Late Biharian, similar to West Runton upper freshwater bed, Sussenborn, etc.


• loess

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Unstratified Elephantidae fossils from either level D or E. No other mammalian fauna is recorded in level D.

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 36011: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 13.01.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Elephantidae indet. Gray 1821 elephant
a skull fragment with very worn upper molar and a point of a tusk.