Borken (Oligocene of Germany)

Also known as Altenburg IV quarry; Melanian clay; Melanienton

Where: Hesse, Germany (51.0° N, 9.3° E: paleocoordinates 50.5° N, 5.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Oligocene (33.9 - 28.4 Ma)

• ‘Melanian clay’ (=Melanienton)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; claystone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: H.-V. Karl and A. Müller. 2008. New Fossil reptil material (Reptilia: Chelonii, Crocodylia) from the lower Oligocene of Borken (Central Germany: Hesse). Studia Geologica Salmanticensia 44:41-58 [P. Holroyd/P. Holroyd/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 177495: authorized by Patricia Holroyd, entered by Patricia Holroyd on 30.03.2016, edited by David Nicholson and Philip Mannion

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Trionychidae
"Rafetoides austriacus" = Trionyx messelianus
"Rafetoides austriacus" = Trionyx messelianus Reinach 1900 softshell turtle
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Palaeoemys hessiaca n. gen. n. sp.1
Palaeoemys hessiaca n. gen. n. sp.1 Schleich 1994 turtle
Museum of Borken 1992/1
 Testudines - Pangeoemydidae
Ptychogaster sp. Pomel 1847 turtle
 Testudines -
Borkenia oschkinisi n. gen. n. sp.2
Borkenia oschkinisi n. gen. n. sp.2 Schleich 1994 turtle
n° 1992/2, 1992/3