Anvers, Lillo Formation (Pliocene of Belgium)

Where: Antwerpen, Belgium (51.2° N, 4.4° E: paleocoordinates 51.3° N, 4.1° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Kruisschans Sands Member (Lillo Formation), Piacenzian (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• late Pliocene

•The Kruisschans Sand Member has been dated to 3.2–2.8 Ma based on dinoflagellate cyst and sequence stratigraphy [57]. (Marx & Fordyce, 2015)

Environment/lithology: offshore; sandstone

• warm-temperate conditions, open waters, occasional cooling events, shoaling

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: O. Lambert. 2006. Lambert's 2006 opinions. [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 66958: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 30.10.2006

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Taxonomic list

 Eutriconodonta - Gobiconodontidae
Trichechodon koninckii3 Kusuhashi et al. 2016 mammal
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Rhinoceros leptorhinus4 Cuvier 1822 one-horned rhinoceros
 Carnivora - Odobenidae
"Alachtherium cretsii" = Ontocetus emmonsi2, "Trichechus antverpiensis" = Ontocetus emmonsi3, "Alachtherium antwerpiensis" = Ontocetus emmonsi3
"Alachtherium cretsii" = Ontocetus emmonsi2 Leidy 1859 walrus
"Trichechus antverpiensis" = Ontocetus emmonsi3 Leidy 1859 walrus
"Alachtherium antwerpiensis" = Ontocetus emmonsi3 Leidy 1859 walrus
 Cetacea - Balaenidae
Eubalaena ianitrix1 Bisconti et al. 2017 right whale