Twistringen (Weiler, 1962) (Miocene of Germany)

Where: Lower Saxony, Germany (52.8° N, 8.7° E: paleocoordinates 53.1° N, 7.2° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• Reinbek-Stufe

Environment/lithology: lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: sieve,

• Federal Institute for Soil Research in Hannover

Primary reference: H. R. Menzel. 1979. Die Fischfauna aus dem Mittelmiozän von Twistringen. Abhandlungen des naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins in Bremen 39:83-127 [C. Jaramillo/C. Pimiento]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 161965: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Catalina Pimiento on 16.09.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Chondrichthyes
 Squatiniformes - Squatinidae
Squatina biforis angel shark
 Odontaspidida - Carcharodontidae
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
hastalis
 Plagiostomi - Squalidae
"Carcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon
"Carcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon Agassiz 1843 megalodon
megalodon
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatis sp. Rafinesque 1810 whiptail stingray
 Lamniformes - Cetorhinidae
Cetorhinus maximus Gunner 1765 basking shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Odontaspis acutissima Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
 Carchariniformes - Triakidae
Mustelus sp. hound shark
  - Scyllidae
Scyliorhinus sp. Blainville 1816 shark
 Orectolobiformes - Ginglymostomatidae
Ginglymostoma sp. Müller and Henle 1838 nurse shark
Actinopteri
 Scorpaeniformes - Triglidae
 Ophidiiformes - Ophidiidae
Ophidiidarum indet. Koken 1885
acutangulus
 Perciformes - Trachinidae
Trachinus verus perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Gobioidei
 Acanthomorphata - Sciaenidae
 Acanthomorphata - Moronidae
Morone limburgensis temperate bass
 Gadiformes - Macrouridae
 Gadiformes - Ranicipitidae
Raniceps planus Koken 1906
 Gadiformes - Gadidae
 Gadiformes - Bregmacerotidae
 Gadiformes - Moridae
 Gadiformes - Lotidae
 Gadiformes - Merlucciidae
 Myctophiformes -
 Clupeiformes - Clupeoidei
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Lepidosteus sp. Agassiz 1843 gar
acutangulus
Fierasfer
  -
Fierasfer nuntius Koken 1906
Otolithes
  -
"Sciaenidarum indet." = Otolithus (Sciaenidarum)
"Sciaenidarum indet." = Otolithus (Sciaenidarum) Koken 1884
teutonicus, sp.