Canal d'Herentals (Miocene of Belgium)

Where: Flanders, Belgium (51.2° N, 4.8° E: paleocoordinates 51.4° N, 3.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Deurne Sands Member (Diest Formation), Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal; sandstone

• inner neritic, normal salinity lagoon, low-energy

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: X. Misonne. 1958. Faune du Tertiare et du Pleistocene inferieur de Belgique (Oiseaux et mammiferes) Donnees paleontologiques. Institute Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Bulletin 34(5):1-36 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 67026: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 03.11.2006

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Taxonomic list

Aves
 Anseriformes - Anatidae
Cygnus herenthalsi Van Beneden 1873 swan
Mammalia
 Cetacea - Balaenopteridae
"Plesiocetus brialmonti" = Plesiocetus brialmontii
"Plesiocetus brialmonti" = Plesiocetus brialmontii Van Beneden 1880 rorqual
 Cetacea - Cetotheriidae
Heterocetus brevifrons Van Beneden 1872 whale
Herentalia nigra n. gen. n. sp. Bisconti 2014 whale
 Cetacea -
"Amphicetus rotundus" = Aglaocetus rotundus
"Amphicetus rotundus" = Aglaocetus rotundus Van Beneden 1880 whale
 Cetacea - Eurhinodelphinidae
Eurhinodelphis longirostris Du Bus 1867 toothed whale