Nederokkerzeel (Eocene of Belgium)

Also known as Imbrechts sand pit; BGS 74 W 148

Where: Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium (50.9° N, 4.6° E: paleocoordinates 47.8° N, 0.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: NP14a3-NP14b foram zone, B Member (Brussles Formation), Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)

• Middle Eocene, shell level is the top 2 m of the Brussles Formation at this locality

•Early Lutetian

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; pebbly, brown, yellow sandstone and shelly/skeletal, white sandstone

• sandstone with some pebble beds, fossils come from a layer described as "fine white shands with shelly beds"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: sieve,

• 10 tons of sediment

Primary reference: G. Mayr and R. Smith. 2002. A new record of the Prophaethontidae (Aves: Pelecaniformes) from the Middle Eocene of Belgium. Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique 72:135-138 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38719: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 30.04.2004, edited by Mark Uhen and Torsten Liebrecht

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Taxonomic list

• It seems that other authors have reported on this locality (especially for marine inverts) but I was unable to track them down. Wouters and Vandenberghe, 1994 is a possible background article for this locality.
Mollusca indet. Linnaeus 1758
"a rich fauna of marine molluscs"
 Selachii -
Selachii indet. shark
"large quantities of shark teeth"
 Carchariniformes - Scyliorhinidae
Premontreia (Premontreia) lutetiensis n. sp.1 Mollen 2008 cat shark
 Pelecaniformes - Prophaethontidae
Prophaethontidae indet. Harrison and Walker 1976 bird
almost complete left coracoid, lacking some processes
 Squamata - Nigeropheidae
Woutersophis novus2 Rage 1980 snake
no number of specimens given; no specific stratigraphic level given, so probably not from layer B
 Alismatales - Alismatidae