Ziemetshausen 1b (Miocene of Germany)

Where: Bayern, Germany (48.5° N, 10.6° E: paleocoordinates 48.7° N, 9.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: MN 5 (16.0 - 13.7 Ma)

• MN5"c"; Obere Süßwassermolasse (Upper Freshwater Molasse), Middle Miocene, MN6; the fossils are taken from the "Brockhorizont" a layer in the sorrounding of the Ries, which generated during the Ries-meteor-impact. So the fossils have the same age as the impact, which is estimated to have taken place 14,7 Myr ago.

•MN5"c" (=upper MN5) after Bollinger 1994.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; unlithified sandstone and unlithified, argillaceous marl

• material from the Ries-meteor impact mixed with underlaying sediments (lacustrine-fluvial indet.)
• The "Brockhorizont" is characterized by boulders of Weißjura (Upper Jurassic) scattered around in the sand- and claydeposits.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

• Museum: Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und historische Geologie, München

Primary reference: K. Heissig. 1989. Neue Ergebnisse zur Stratigraphie der mittleren Serie der Oberen Süßwassermolasse Bayerns (New results on the stratigraphy of the middle series of upper Freshwater Molasse, Bavaria). Geologica Bavarica 94:239-257 [J. Alroy/S. Kuemmell/S. Kuemmell]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 44977: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Susanna Kümmell on 24.09.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Gastropoda
 Littorinoidea - Pomatiasidae
Pomatias sp. Stimpson 1860 periwinkle
 Limacoidea - Limacidae
Limax sp. Linnaeus 1758 slug
 Basommatophora - Planorbidae
Planorbarius sp. Dumeril 1806 pulmonate
Pisces
  -
"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes
"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes Huxley 1880 bony fish
Reptilia
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionyx sp. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1809 softshell turtle
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Testudo sp. Linnaeus 1758 turtle
 Crocodylia - Diplocynodontidae
Diplocynodon sp. Pomel 1847 crocodilian
 Squamata - Varanidae
Varanus sp. Merrem 1820 monitor lizard
 Squamata - Anguidae
Ophisaurus sp. Daudin 1803 glass lizard
Mammalia
 Primates - Pliopithecidae
Pliopithecus antiquus Blainville 1839 monkey
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Eumyarion weinfurteri Schaub and Zapfe 1953 mouse
? Eumyarion bifidus1 Fahlbusch 1964 mouse
latior-bifidus-complex
Cricetodon meini1 Freudenthal 1963 mouse
Megacricetodon minor2 Lartet 1851 mouse
Democricetodon sp.1 Fahlbusch 1964 mouse
"Democricetodon gracilis" = Democricetodon minor gracilis Fahlbusch 1964 mouse
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Blackia sp.2 Mein 1970 squirrel
n. sp.
Miopetaurista cf. dehmi2 de Bruijn et al. 1980 squirrel
Palaeosciurus sutteri2 Ziegler and Fahlbusch 1986 squirrel
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Bransatoglis sp. Hugueney 1967 dormouse
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Prolagus oeningensis König 1825 pika
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
Erinaceidae indet. Fischer von Waldheim 1817 hedgehog
 Perissodactyla - Chalicotheriidae
Chalicotherium sp. Kaup 1833 chalicothere
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Brachypotherium brachypus Lartet 1848 rhinoceros
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Soricidae indet. Fischer 1814 shrew
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Mustelidae indet. Fischer 1817 mustelid carnivore
 Proboscidea - Proboscidea
Proboscidea indet. proboscidean
 Artiodactyla -
Taucanamo sansaniense Lartet 1851 even-toed ungulate
 Artiodactyla - Tragulidae
Dorcatherium guntianum von Meyer 1846 chevrotain
Dorcatherium vindobonense von Meyer 1846 chevrotain
 Artiodactyla - Palaeomerycidae
 Artiodactyla - Lagomerycidae
Lagomeryx sp. Roger 1904 ruminant
Dicrocerus elegans Lartet 1837 ruminant
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Euprox sp. Stehlin 1928 deer
Euprox/Heteroprox sp.