Also known as Kärlich Schicht 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)
• Level E is in the middle of the Karlich sequence (site goes 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.
Size class: mesofossils
Collection methods: There are two different mollusc assembalges in level E, the majority are characteristic of loess deposits and indicate cold glacial conditions, but a few samples from the base indicate more humid conditions - these are Lymnaea sp., Planorbis planorbis, Gyraulus laevis and Valvata pulchella.
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 36013: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 13.01.2004, edited by Evangelos Vlachos
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