Pieter De Schutter

Pieter De Schutter
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences · Department of Palaeontology

Independent palaeontologist

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Introduction
Despite working as a firearms examiner in forensic science, palaeoichthyology has been my passion for more than 25 years.

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aBsTracT: Fossil teeth of the genus Megachasma Taylor, Compagno & Struhsaker, 1983 are recorded for the first time in Europe. Isolated teeth have been recovered from the transgressive layer at the base of the Belgian Pliocene, extending the known paleogeographic range of this genus. These teeth are compared with fossil specimens from Greece, Chile,...
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Temporal patterns in biodiversity are affected largely by changes in environmental conditions. Sea level fluctuations rank amongst the major factors that affect marine biodiversity or community structure on a local or regional scale, as confirmed by numerous case studies relating lithology with fossil assemblages in order to reconstruct palaeoenvir...
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The enigmatic megamouth shark is a rare occurrence in both Recent oceans and in the fossil record. A temporary construction site in the city of Antwerp (NW Belgium) gave the opportunity to study the poorly known early Miocene Kiel Sand Member of the Berchem Formation. In this Burdigalian deposit, a previously unknown fossiliferous horizon with Glyc...
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The stratigraphic position of the lower Miocene Kiel Sand Member of the Berchem Formation in the Antwerp area (northern Belgium) is not well constrained and its depositional environments are poorly known. Due to a spatial limited decalcification front, the Kiel Sand Member is completely decalcified in southern Antwerp and gradually becomes fossilif...
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The locality of Langenboom (Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands), also known as Mill, is famous for the massive number of isolated shark teeth recovered between 1995 and 2015 by fossil collectors from dumped upper Miocene and lower Pliocene sands. At this locality, the crenulated teeth of the extinct mako shark Isurus subserratus (Agassiz, 1843), common...
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An Early Miocene fauna from the Kiel Sand Member (Berchem Formation) at Post X in Berchem (Antwerp). During the summer of 2015, a section of the Berchem Formation (Early-Middle Miocene) could be studied at the temporary construction site of Post X in Berchem (Antwerp, Flemish Region, Belgium). The lithostratigraphy of this outcrop is described. A s...
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A number of isolated teeth of gulper sharks (genus Centrophorus Müller & Henle, 1837) have been recovered from Neogene sands in the Antwerp area, marking the frst occurrence of the genus Centrophorus in the fossil record of Belgium and the North Sea Basin. The precise stratigraphic origin of these teeth could not be established, but the taphonomic...
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Temporal patterns in biodiversity are affected largely by changes in environmental conditions. Sea level fluctuations rank amongst the major factors that affect marine biodiversity or community structure on a local or regional scale, as confirmed by numerous case studies relating lithology with fossil assemblages in order to reconstruct palaeoenvir...
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Carcharias vorax (Le Hon, 1871) is poorly defined with one single tooth only. The holotype could not be found in the Type Collection of the IRScNB (Brussels) and recognition of the holotype is impossible based on the poor drawing in Le Hon (1871). A neotype and paraneotype are designated for the lost holotype. A temporary outcrop at a construction...
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Elasmobranch remains are very common in the Lede Sand Formation at the Oosterzele sandpit. An overview of the species recovered from the transgressive base of this formation is given. After examining the Eocene elasmobranch record, it has been recognized that at least 3 different marine formations were reworked in the basal gravel of the Lede Sand...

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Despite numerous ex situ discoveries, the in situ record of Miocene vertebrate fossils in the Antwerp area is little studied. We study the stratigraphy of temporary excavations around Antwerp and sample the different horizons to interpret their palaeontology and taphonomy.