Radoboj (Geologischen Bundesanstalt Collection) (Miocene of Croatia)

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

• coordinate estimated from map

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

Collection methods: Repository: Geologische Bundesanstalt, Wien

Primary reference: O. Heer. 1865. Die Urwelt der Schweiz 1-622 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 113698: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 04.08.2011, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Blattodea - Mastotermitidae
"Mastotermes vetustus n. sp." = Mastotermes haidingeri3, Mastotermes minor n. sp.3
"Mastotermes vetustus n. sp." = Mastotermes haidingeri3 Heer 1849 termite
Mastotermes minor n. sp.3 Pongrácz 1928 termite
 Orthoptera - Acrididae
Oedipoda nigrofasciolata n. sp.6 Heer 1849 band-winged grasshopper
Scyllina imperialis5 Pongrácz 1928 spur-throated grasshopper
VGB 56
Oedipoda partschi n. sp.7 Pongrácz 1928 short-horned grasshopper
VGB 596, 204
Oedipoda pulchra n. sp.3 Pongrácz 1928 short-horned grasshopper
VGB 75, 76
Oedipoda haidingeri n. sp. Heer 1865 short-horned grasshopper
VGB 74a,b part is labelled "Oedipoda imperialis" counterpart is labelled "Oedipoda melanosticta"
Oedipoda longipennis n. sp.3 Pongrácz 1928 short-horned grasshopper
 Orthoptera - Tettigoniidae
Platycleis pongraczi4 Zeuner 1929 katydid
VGB MM9
 Orthoptera - Prophalangopsidae
Eodecticus maculatus n. gen. n. sp.3
Eodecticus maculatus n. gen. n. sp.3 Pongrácz 1928 hump-winged cricket
 Hymenoptera - Formicidae
Lasius longaevus1 Heer 1849 ant
GBA 2009/016/0024, 0036, 0037(2), 0046, 0199, 0203, 0217, 0299, 0352, 0377, 0402, 0482, 0487, 0541, 0606, 0622a, 0659, 0677
Lasius longipennis1 Heer 1849 ant
GBA 2009/016/0098, 0141, 0151, 0274, 0344, 0404, 0566
Lasius globularis1 Heer 1849 ant
GBA 2009/0016/0182, 0394, 0624
Lasius anthracinus1 Heer 1867 ant
GBA 2009/016/0074, 0140, 0196, 0239, 0245, 0393, 0424, 0503, 0513, 0649, 9021
Lasius ophthalmicus1 Heer 1849 ant
GBA 2009/016/0110, 0123, 0194, 0204, 0275, 0291, 0330, 0351, 0509, 0536, 0556, 0663
Lasius occultatus1 Heer 1849 ant
GBA 2009/016/0015, 0025, 0072(2), 0167, 0172, 0276, 0302, 0312, 0323, 0329, 0348, 0366, 0426, 0444, 0457, 0484, 0506, 0511, 0520, 0529, 0588, 0589, 0604, 0619, 0622b, 0626, 0628
Formica parexsecta n. sp.1 Dlussky and Putyatina 2014 ant
GBA 2009/016/0355
Formica ungeri1 Heer 1849 ant
GBA 2009/016/0012, 0021, 0027, 0075, 0078, 0106, 0143, 0161, 0213, 0248, 0258, 0320, 0346, 0350, 0359, 0361, 0365, 0371, 0450, 0468, 0476, 0524, 0550, 0552a, 0557, 0665
Formica fragilis1 Heer 1867 ant
GBA 2009/016/0169
Camponotus induratus1 Heer 1849 ant
GBA 2009/016/0149
Oecophylla obesa1 Heer 1849 weaver ant
GBA 2009/016/0109, 0136, 0306, 0370, 0420, 0430, 0577
"Liometopum antiquum n. sp." = Emplastus antiquus2 Mayr 1867 ant
No 8 and 365 in K.K. Reichsanstalt collection (Formica globularis in Heer); neotype GBA 2009/016/0459 (old 337)
"Hypoclinea haueri n. sp." = Emplastus haueri2 Mayr 1867 ant
No. 214 (Formica occultata in Heer); possibly GBA 2009/016/0429 in Dlussky & Putyatina 2014
Liometopum imhoffii1 Heer 1849 ant
GBA 2009/0016/0092, 0146, 0552b
Paraphaenogaster tertiaria1 Heer 1849 ant
GBA 2009/016/0603 (ID as Attopsis nigra by Heer)
Ponerites oblongiceps n. sp.1 Dlussky and Putyatina 2014 ant
GBA 2009/016/0515 (ID as Formica longaeva by Heer), 0543 (ID as Formica occultata by Heer, but counterpart of 0515), 0672
Formica obvoluta1 Heer 1849 ant
GBA 2009/016/0565
 Hymenoptera - Ichneumonidae
Ophion longaevus3 Heer 1849 ichneumon wasp
Probably different from Heer's type, given dimensions
 Diptera - Syrphidae
Platycheirus infumatus3 Heer 1849 hover fly
 Odonata - Libellulidae
Protopaltothemis hageni n. gen. n. sp.3
Protopaltothemis hageni n. gen. n. sp.3 Pongrácz 1928 common skimmer