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Messel pit[]

The Messel pit is a quarry near the village Messel.

many fossils have been found there.

Animals[]

Mammals[]

Darwinius masillae, identified in 2009 as an adapiform primate
Kopidodon, an extinct arboreal mammal
Leptictidium, an extinct omnivorous hopping mammal
Propalaeotherium, an early relative of horses
Ailuravus, a rodent
Peradectes, a metatherian
Palaeochiropteryx, a bat
Lesmesodon, a small hyaenodontid
Eomanis, an early pangolin
Eurotamandua, a scaleless, anteater-like pangolin
Europolemur, a primate
Paroodectes, an early carnivorous mammal
Pholidocercus, an early hedgehog
Macrocranion, an early long-tailed hedgehog
Masillamys, an early rodent
Messelobunodon, an early artiodactyl
Godinotia, an early primate
Buxolestes, a semiaquatic, otter-like cimolestan

Birds[]

Palaeotis, an early struthionid
Strigogyps sapea (formerly Aenigmavis) a cariamiform
Messelornis, the Messel-bird
Masillastega, a freshwater sulid
Lapillavis, a possible trogonid relative
Cypseloramphus, a basal apodiform
The Messelasturidae (Messelastur and Tynskya)
Palaeoglaux, an early owl 
Paraprefica, an early potoo
Paraortygoides, a galliform[9]
Masillaraptor, an early falconiform
Parargornis, an early apodiform
Messelirrisor, a tiny bucerotiform
Selmes (an anagram of "Messel"), a mousebird 
Gastornis (formerly Diatryma), a large, flightless anseriform
Hassiavis,[10] a member of Cypselomorphae
Quasisyndactylus,[10] a member of Alcediniformes
Valonimicola, a possible charadriiform[11]
A currently unnamed lithornithid, a sandpiper-like paleognath,

Reptiles[]

Asiatosuchus, a large crocodile
Diplocynodon, an alligator
Hassiacosuchus, a  crocodile
Palaeopython, a snake
Cryptolacerta, a lizard
Geiseltaliellus, a lizard
Allaeochelys crassesculpta, turtles

Fish[]

A bowfin, variously described as Amia (the modern genus) or Cyclurus
Amphiperca, an early perch
Palaeoperca, another early perch
Atractosteus, a gar

Insects[]

Titanomyrma gigantea
Titanomyrma simillima
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