Suchteln (Oligocene of Germany)

Where: Germany (51.3° N, 6.4° E: paleocoordinates 51.1° N, 3.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Chattian (28.1 - 23.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: K. Rothausen. 1958. Marine Vertebraten (Odontaspidae, Lamnidae, Sparidae, Dermochelyidae, Squalodontidae) in oberoligozanen Meeressand von Suchteln und Dusseldorf. Fortschr. Geol. Rheinld. u. Westf. 1:363-384 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 57119: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 02.12.2005

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Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Odontaspidida - Carcharodontidae
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Carcharodon cf. praemegalodon, Carcharodon sp., "Odontaspis (Synodontaspis) cuspidata" = Lamna cuspidata
Carcharodon sp. Smith 1838 white shark
"Odontaspis (Synodontaspis) cuspidata" = Lamna cuspidata Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
Actinopteri
 Spariformes - Sparidae
Sparidae indet. Cuvier 1817
Reptilia
 Testudines - Dermochelyidae
Psephophorus sp. von Meyer 1847 leatherback
Mammalia
 Cetacea -
Cetacea indet. Brisson 1762 whale
 Cetacea - Squalodontidae
Squalodon sp. Grateloup 1840 toothed whale