Dalum (Eocene of Germany)

Where: Germany (52.6° N, 7.2° E: paleocoordinates 49.5° N, 3.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: F├╝rstenau Formation, Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)

• early Lutetian

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; unlithified conglomerate

• marine transgressive gravels

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: C. Diedrich. 2011. The world's oldest fossil seal record. Natural Science 3(11):914-920 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 121968: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 13.12.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia indet.1 Linnaeus 1758 clam
Gastropoda indet.1 Cuvier 1797 snail
 Odontaspidida - Lamiostomatidae
Xiphodolamia ensis1 Leidy 1877 elasmobranch
 Plagiostomi - Squalidae
Otodus sokolovi2 dogfish shark
Otodus obliquus1 Agassiz 1843 dogfish shark
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
Carcharocles subserratus1 mackerel shark
Carcharocles sokolovi1 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus praecursor1, "Procarcharodon auriculatus" = Carcharodon auriculatus, "Carcharodon auriculatus" = Carcharodon auriculatus1
Isurus praecursor1 Thurmond and Jones 1981 mako shark
"Procarcharodon auriculatus" = Carcharodon auriculatus Blainville 1818 white shark
"Carcharodon auriculatus" = Carcharodon auriculatus1 Blainville 1818 white shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
"Hypotodus verticalis" = Lamna (Odontaspis) verticalis1 Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
Odontaspis winkleri1 Leriche 1905 sand tiger shark
Sylvestrilamia teretidens1 sand tiger shark
Striatolamia macrota1 Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
Brachycarcharias lerichei1 Casier 1946 sand tiger shark
Carcharias sp.1 Rafinesque 1810 sand shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Galeocerdo latidens1 Agassiz 1843 tiger shark
 Carchariniformes - Triakidae
Pachygaleus lefevrei1 Daimeries 1891 hound shark
 Euselachii - Mitsukurinidae
Anomotodon novus1 goblin shark
 Sirenia - Protosirenidae
Protosiren cf. fraasi2 Abel 1904 sirenian
Praephoca bendullensis n. gen. n. sp.
Praephoca bendullensis n. gen. n. sp. Diedrich 2011 mammal
 Cetacea -
? Cetacea indet.2 Brisson 1762 whale
Anthozoa indet.1 Ehrenberg 1834