Miocene of the North Sea Basin

The Miocene of the North Sea basin yeilded only a small number of Olivoidea, sheltering the last known species of Ancillarina before the genus became extinct, a single ancillariid and an olivid.

Belgium. Miocene deposits in Belgium include those of the Bolderberg Formation (Upper Aquitanian-Burdigalian) and Berchem Formation (Sands of Antwerp, Sands of Edegem; Aquitanian-Burdigalian). Glibert (1952) discussed the gastropods from the Miocene of Belgium.

Stratigraphy of the North Sea Basin with specific literature records
 
Neogene Pliocene Piacenzian No Olivoidea occur in the Piacenzian of the North Sea Basin.
Zanclean No Olivoidea occur in the Zanclean of the North Sea Basin.
Miocene Messinian No Olivoidea occur in the Messinian of the North Sea Basin.
Tortonian  
Serravallian
Langhian

Miste, Netherlands (In Miste, near Winterswijk, Gelderland, The Netherlands, rich Hemmoorian (Langhian) deposits were sampled in 1971 (locality here entered as Miste 1971), at a locality only a short distance from the first one in 2003 (locality here entered as Miste 2003), and in 2013. Extensive stratigraphic data can be found in Van den Bosch, Cadée & Janssen (1975). Janssen (1984) reported on the materials found during the early excavation)

Hemmoor, Germany (documented by Kautsky (1925), belong to the same fauna and are are comparable to the materials found at Miste, The Netherlands (see above))

Burdigalian

Belgium: see general information above.

Aquitanian

Belgium: see general information above.

The following Olivoidea are reported from the Miocene of the North Sea Basin

Ancillariidae
Species  
Baryspira obsoleta (Brocchi, 1814)

Belgium, Netherlands

RV 2333a-c. Belgium, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Tunnel E3 (Kennedytunnel) [Lower Miocene. Upper Aquitanian-Lower Burdigalian. Berchem Formation, Edegem Sands]. Scale bar is 1 cm

   
Olividae
Species  
Americoliva dufresnei(Basterot, 1825)

Belgium, Germany, Netherlands

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Ancillarina subcanalifera(Orbigny, 1852)

Germany, Netherlands

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