In 1970 rich fossillayers were found in a new roadcut. In the folded beachdeposits from the Eocene (part of the Paleogene period) large numbers of shark teeth have been found.
The layers were folded by the ice in the iceage, and was covered by a sandlayer. By digging you could reach this layer and collect fossils. Unfortunately this location is not accessible anymore and digging is forbidden!
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The site is located left of the Fürstenau - Bippen road in the west of Germany, northwest of Osnabrück.
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Mainly shark teeth, but fish and plantremains have also been found.
There are 5 photographs of fossils from this location in our Fossil ID System.
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Literature recommended by members
- Diedrich, C.G., 2012: Eocene (Lutetian) Shark-Rich Coastal Paleoenvironments of the Southern North Sea Basin in Europe: Biodiversity of the Marine Fürstenau Formation Including EarlyWhite and Megatooth Sharks
International Journal of Oceanography\r\nVolume 2012, Article ID 565326, 22 pages\r\ndoi:10.1155/2012/565326
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