Ziemetshausen 1a (Miocene of Germany)

Where: Bayern, Germany (48.5° N, 10.6° E: paleocoordinates 48.8° N, 9.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: MN 6 (13.7 - 12.8 Ma)

• Mittlere Serie der Oberen Süßwasser-Molasse (Middle series of Upper freshwater Molasse); 4 m below "Brockhorizont", a layer generated by the Ries-impact. After Heissig 1989: MN 6

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; unlithified sandstone and unlithified marl

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: bulk,

• Most fossils are stored in the Bayerische Staatssammlung

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: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 45594: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Susanna Kümmell on 17.11.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes
"Pisces indet." = Osteichthyes Huxley 1880 bony fish
 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 - Anguidae
Ophisaurus sp. Daudin 1803 glass lizard
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Prolagus oeningensis König 1825 pika
 Insectivora -
Insectivora indet. insectivoran