Langenboom, Oosterhaout Formation, Unit B (Pliocene to of Netherlands)

Where: Noord-Brabant, Netherlands (51.7° N, 5.7° E: paleocoordinates 51.8° N, 5.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Unit B Member (Oosterhout Formation), Zanclean to Zanclean (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• Zanclean to early Piacenzian

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; poorly lithified, fine-grained, glauconitic, brown sandstone

• clear waters near storm wave base
• highly fossiliferous sand unit. It consists of dark greenish brown, slightly silty, fine-grained, well-sorted quartz sand with much fine-grained light green glauconite and abundant shell grit.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: E. Wijnker, T. J. Bor, F. P. Wesselingh, D. K. Munsterman, H. Brinkhuis, A. W. Burger, H. B. Vonhof, K. Post, K. Hoedemakers, A. C. Janse, and N. Taverne. 2008. Neogene stratigraphy of the Langenboom locality (Noord-Brabant, Netherlands). Netherlands Journal of Geosciences 87(2):165-180 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 59003: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 06.03.2006, edited by Loic Villier

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Bivalvia
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Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
Glycymeris sp. Da Costa 1778 clam
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Palliolum gerardi Nyst 1835 scallop
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Heteranomia squamula Linnaeus 1758 scallop
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea edulis Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
 Carditida - Astartidae
Digitaria digitaria Linnaeus 1758 clam
Astarte sp. Sowerby 1816 clam
sp. 1-4
Astarte sensu lato sp. Sowerby 1816 clam
Astarte incerta Woods 1850 clam
"Astarte sensu lato obliquata" = Astarte (Digitariopsis) obliquata Sowerby 1817 clam
"Astarte cf. galeotti" = Astarte (Astarte) galeotti Nyst 1835 clam
 Carditida - Carditidae
Cyclocardia sp. Conrad 1867 clam
sp. 1
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
"Corbula gibba" = Corbula (Varicorbula) gibba Oliva 1792 clam
? Lentidium complanatum Lamarck 1822 clam
 Pholadida - Myidae
"Mya arenaria" = Mya (Arenomya) arenaria
"Mya arenaria" = Mya (Arenomya) arenaria Linnaeus 1758 softshell clam
 Cardiida - Arcticidae
Pygocardia sp. Fischer 1887 clam
Pygocardia rustica Sowerby 1818 clam
forma tumida and forma solida
Arctica islandica Linnaeus 1767 clam
 Cardiida - Glossidae
 Cardiida - Mactridae
Spisula sp. Gray 1837 clam
Spisula cf. albertantonorum Marquet 2005 clam
 Cardiida - Ungulinidae
"Diplodonta rotunda" = Diplodonta, "Felaniella astartea" = Diplodonta
"Diplodonta rotunda" = Diplodonta clam
"Felaniella astartea" = Diplodonta clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Timoclea ovata Pennant 1777 venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
"Tellina benedeni" = Angulus (Peronaea) benedeni Nyst and Westendorp 1839 tellin clam
Tellina donacilla Wood 1840 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Semelidae
"Abra aff. prismatica" = Abra (Abra) prismatica, Abra cf. alba
"Abra aff. prismatica" = Abra (Abra) prismatica Montagu 1808 abra
Abra cf. alba Wood 1802 abra
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
Cyrtodaria angusta Nyst and Westendorp 1839 clam
"Hiatella arctica" = Hiatella (Hiatella) arctica Linnaeus 1767 clam
 Solenida - Pharidae
 Thraciida - Thraciidae
Thracia sp. Blainville 1824 clam
 Poromyida - Cuspidariidae
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Lucinoma borealis" = Lucinoma (Lucinoma) borealis Linnaeus 1767 clam
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Nucula sp., "Nucula cf. trigonula" = Nucula (Nucula) trigonula
Nucula sp. Lamarck 1799 nut clam
"Nucula cf. trigonula" = Nucula (Nucula) trigonula Wood 1840 nut clam
 Protobranchia - Yoldiidae
Gastropoda
 Ptenoglossa - Epitoniidae
Epitonium frondiculum Wood 1842 wentletrap
 Opisthobranchia - Cylichnidae
"Cylichna cylindracea" = Cylichna (Cylichna) cylindracea Pennant 1777 snail
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
? Buccinum undatum Linnaeus 1758 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
Amyclina labiosa Sowerby 1824 snail
 Stromboidea - Aporrhaidae
 Ficoidea - Ficidae
Ficus conditus Brongniart 1823 fig shell
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Natica sp. Scopoli 1777 moon snail
 Xenophoroidea - Xenophoridae
Xenophora sp. Fischer von Waldheim 1807 carrier shell
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
Galeodea bicatenata Sowerby 1815 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
"Turritella cf. incrassata" = Turritella (Haustator) incrassata Sowerby 1814 turret shell
Turritella vanderfeeni Brakman 1937 turret shell
 Heterostropha - Ringiculidae
Ringicula buccinea Sowerby 1823 snail
 Pyramidelloidea - Pyramidellidae
Pyramidella laeviuscula Grateloup 1838 snail
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
Calliostoma sp. Swainson 1840 top snail
Scaphopoda
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
Dentalium floratum tusk shell
Dentalium "floratum"
Dentalium sp. Linnaeus 1758 tusk shell
Gnathostomata
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Chondrichthyes indet. Huxley 1880 cartilaginous fish
Chondrichthyes
 Squatiniformes - Squatinidae
Squatina sp. Dumeril 1806 angel shark
 Odontaspidida - Carcharodontidae
Cosmopolitodus hastalis Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
 Rajiformes - Rajidae
Raja sp. Linnaeus 1758 skate
Raja clavata Linnaeus 1767 skate
 Lamniformes - Cetorhinidae
Cetorhinus sp. de Blainville 1816 basking shark
Cetorhinus maximus Gunner 1765 basking shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Carcharias sp. Rafinesque 1810 sand shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Carcharhinus priscus Agassiz 1843 requiem shark
 Hexanchiformes - Hexanchidae
Hexanchidae indet. Gray 1851 cow shark
Notorhynchus cepidianus sevengill shark
Actinopteri
 Pleuronectiformes - Bothidae
 Perciformes - Trachinidae
Trachinus draco Linnaeus 1758 perch-like fish
 Gadiformes - Gadidae
Aves
 Charadriiformes - Panalcidae
"Alca antiqua" = Alca grandis
"Alca antiqua" = Alca grandis Brodkorb 1955 auk
Mammalia
 Carnivora - Odobenidae
"Alachtherium cretsii" = Ontocetus emmonsi
"Alachtherium cretsii" = Ontocetus emmonsi Leidy 1859 walrus
 Carnivora - Phocidae
Batavipusa neerlandica1 Koretsky and Peters 2008 seal
 Ungulata - Cervidae
 Cetacea -
Mysticeti indet. Cope 1891 whale
 Cetacea - Balaenopteridae
Balaenopteridae indet. Gray 1864 rorqual
 Cetacea - Cetotheriidae
Cetotheriidae indet. Brandt 1872 whale
 Cetacea - Phocoenidae
Phocoenidae indet. Gray 1825 porpoise
Ophiuroidea
 Ophiurida - Ophiuridae
Ophiura paucilepis n. sp.2 Stöhr et al. 2011 brittle star
Heteraulacacysta
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Heteraulacacysta sp. Drugg and Loeblich 1967
Dinophyceae
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Spiniferites sp. Mantell 1850
Spiniferites mirabilis Sarjeant 1970
 Gonyaulacales - Gonyaulacaceae
Achomosphaera andalousiensis
subspecies suttonensis
Impagidinium sp. Stover and Evitt 1978
Selenopemphix
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Tectatodinium
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Operculodinium
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Operculodinium centrocarpum
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Lingulodinium
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