Radoboj (Hungarian National Museum Coll.) (Miocene of Croatia)

Where: Croatia (46.2° N, 15.9° E: paleocoordinates 45.7° N, 15.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Sarmatian (12.7 - 11.6 Ma)

• Likely early Sarmatian (MN7) in age, based on foraminifera (Bajraktarevic, 1984) and siliceous microfossils (Galovic, 2003) from localities in the vicinity of Krapina.

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; lithified limestone

• The deposits of Radoboj are marine deposits accumulated in a shallow epicontinental sea, possibly in a lagoon. In addition to insects, marine fish and algae have been found in Radoboj. The formation of the Pannonian Basin System commenced in the Early and the Middle Miocene as the consequence of the continental collision of the African (=Apulian) and European plates, and deposition in the entire basin was influenced by important extensional tectonics.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, adpression

Collected by Pongracz

Primary reference: A. Pongrácz. 1928. Die fossilen Insekten von Ungarn, mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Entwicklung der europäischen Insekten-fauna. Annales Musei Nationalis Hungarici 25:91-194 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 113693: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 04.08.2011, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Diptera - Mycetophilidae
Bibio marmoratus n. sp. Pongrácz 1928 fungus gnat
 Diptera - Bibionidae
"Protomyia anthracina" = Penthetria anthracina, "Bibio lividus" = Bibio enterodelus
"Protomyia anthracina" = Penthetria anthracina Heer 1849 march fly
"Bibio lividus" = Bibio enterodelus Unger 1841 march fly
 Hemiptera - Cydnidae
Cydnopsis haidingeri Heer 1853 burrowing bug
 Hemiptera - Aphrophoridae
Aphrophora ungeri Heer 1853 froghopper
 Orthoptera - Acrididae
Pardalophora hungarica n. sp., "Scyllina oeningensis" = Oedipoda oeningensis, ? Bryodema sp., Bryodema croatica n. sp., "Stenobothrus femoralis" = Gomphocerus femoralis
Pardalophora hungarica n. sp. Pongrácz 1928 short-horned grasshopper
"Scyllina oeningensis" = Oedipoda oeningensis Heer 1849 short-horned grasshopper
? Bryodema sp. Fieber 1853 band-winged grasshopper
Bryodema croatica n. sp. Pongrácz 1928 band-winged grasshopper
"Stenobothrus femoralis" = Gomphocerus femoralis Heer 1849 short-horned grasshopper
 Blattodea - Termitidae
"Termes pristinus" = Macrotermes pristinus
"Termes pristinus" = Macrotermes pristinus Charpentier 1843 termite
 Lepidoptera - Psychidae
Psychidae indet. Boisduval 1828 bagworm moth
 Hymenoptera - Formicidae
Lasius ophthalmicus Heer 1849 ant