Voigtstedt bei Sangerhausen, Oberen Kiesen (Pleistocene of Germany)

Also known as Voigtstedt upper 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. The site dates to the Middle Pleistocene and the upper gravels follow the deposits of the Voigtstedt Warmzeit.


Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: The only fauna from the upper gravels is the Mammoth (Mammuthus trogontherii). The site represents faunal change from M. trogontherii in the lower gravels (= cold stage) to M. meridionalis (Loam zone = warm stage) and back to M. trogontherii.

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 36207: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 19.01.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Mammuthus trogontherii Pohlig 1888 mammoth