Where: Bavaria, Germany (48.4° N, 11.0° E: paleocoordinates 48.7° N, 9.7° E)
• coordinate stated in text
When: OSM E mammal zone, Fluviatile Untere Serie Member (Upper Freshwater Molasse Formation), Langhian (16.0 - 13.8 Ma)
• Sand horizon of Unterneul sedimentary unit (acc. to Fiest, 1989) of the Fluviatile Untere Serie, Middle part of the Upper Freshwater Molasse (OSM), Early Badenian (Langhian).
•"Biostratigraphically the [...] fossil layer belongs to the regional unit OSM E that is characterized by the cricetids Megacricetodon lappi (Mein, 1958) and Cricetodon meini Freudenthal, 1963 (Abdul Aziz et al. 2008, 2010; Prieto et al. 2009), which is also confirmed by the occurrence of jaw fragments of Cricetodon aff. meini in Griesbeckerzell 1b. [...] the sediments of the unit OSM E correlate to chron C5Bn.1r (Abdul Aziz et al. 2008), thus suggesting an age of between 15.0 and 14.9 Ma for Griesbeckerzell 1b [...]" (Ivanov & Böhme, 2011).
• bed-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: fine channel fill; poorly lithified, fine-grained sandstone
Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils
Reposited in the BSP
Primary reference: M. Ivanov and M. Böhme. 2011. Snakes from Griesbeckerzell (Langhian, Early Badenian), North Alpine Foreland Basin (Germany), with comments on the evolution of snake faunas in Central Europe during the Miocene Climatic Optimum. Geodiversitas 33(3):411-449 [J. Mueller/T. Liebrecht]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 135038: authorized by Johannes Mueller, entered by Torsten Liebrecht on 19.10.2012
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