Also known as M1/s, Matraszolos, Rákóczi chapel section
Where: Nograd, Hungary (48.0° N, 19.7° E: paleocoordinates 47.5° N, 19.4° E)
• coordinate estimated from map
• small collection-level geographic resolution
When: Sajovolgyi Formation, MN 6 to MN 6 (13.7 - 11.1 Ma)
• The succession which includes the two fossiliferous beds belongs to the Sajóvölgyi Formation. It rests upon Badenian Leitha Limestone and is overlain by Pleistocene talus sediments. Its age is determined as Upper Badenian (Neogene land mammal zones MN 6 to MN 7-8) based on gastropod and mammal biostratigraphy. The yellowish diatomaceous bed (Mátraszőlős 1/sárga réteg, M1/s) is the upper of the two fossiliferous beds.
• bed-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: lacustrine; unlithified, diatomaceous, yellow mudstone
Size class: mesofossils
Preservation: original aragonite, original phosphate
Collected by Jánosz Hír et al. in 1998
• The site was discovered in spring 1998 and was excavated in summer of the same year. The excavation was conducted by the Municipal Museum of Pásztó and the entire material should be reposited there (at least the holotype of Gyraulus matraensis is).
Primary reference: E. Gál, J. Hír, E. Kessler, J. Kókay, L. Mészáros and M. Vencel. 1999. Középső-miocén ősmaradványok, a Mátraszőlős, Rákóczi-kápolna alatti útbevágásból. I. A Mátraszőlős 1. lelőhely [Middle miocene fossils from the road cut below the Rákóczi chapel at Mátraszőlős. I. The site Mátraszőlős 1]. Folia Historico Naturalia Musei Matraensis 23:33-78 [J. Mueller/T. Liebrecht/T. Liebrecht]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 167497: authorized by Johannes Mueller, entered by Torsten Liebrecht on 19.03.2015
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