Voigtstedt bei Sangerhausen, Unteren Kiesen (Pleistocene of Germany)

Also known as Voigtstedt Lower gravels

Where: Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany (51.4° N, 11.3° E: paleocoordinates 51.4° N, 11.3° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.1 Ma)

• Three levels with fauna recorded, the lower gravels (unteren Kiesen), The loam zone (Lehmzone), and the upper gravels (Oberen Kiesen). The lower gravels are the lowest level and are dated to the early Middle Pleistocene.

Environment/lithology:

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: The mammoth skeleton was originally reported as being from the upper gravels, but its appears to be from the lower gravels and dates to a (something) cold period (Helme-Kaltzeit).

•The skeleton was found between 1930-1932 and is now in Sangerhausen.

Primary reference: W. von Koenigswald and W.-D. Heinrich. 1999. Mittelpleistozane Saugetierfaunen aus Mitteleuropa - der Versuch einer biostratigraphischen Zuordnung. Kaupia 9:53-112 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36205: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 19.01.2004

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Mammuthus trogontherii Pohlig 1888 mammoth
1 skeleton.