The Zuurland boreholes are a series of six borings performed with a bailer sampling method in the vicinity of the city of Brielle. Sediments and fossils contained therein are retrieved from layers dating from the Holocene down to the Early Tiglian. In this paper the Insectivora (families Erinaceidae, Soricidae and Talpidae) are described. A range chart is provided and some remarks are made concerning the stratigraphy of the locality. Most of the material has an Early to Middle Pleistocene age, but definite datings have to be postponed until further studies of other faunal groups are available.

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J.W.F. Reumer, & L.W. Hordijk. (1999). Insectivora (Mammalia) from the Zuurland boreholes near Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Deinsea, 7(1), 253–282.