Where: Baden-Württemberg, Germany (48.4° N, 9.9° E: paleocoordinates 47.9° N, 6.3° E)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• small collection-level geographic resolution
When: MP 22 (33.9 - 28.4 Ma)
• "middle Oligocene, lower Suevian, mammal unit MP 22 = middle Chadronian of North America" (Szyndlar, 1994, based on Ziegler & Heizmann, 1991, Stuttg. Beitr. Naturk. B 171).
• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: fissure fill; lithology not reported
Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils
Collected by SNMS, BSPG, Inst. Geowiss. Univ. Mainz in 1983, August 1984; reposited in the SMNS
Collection methods: bulk, quarrying, sieve,
• Fissure was discovered by R. Wannemacher of Tübingen. 1300 kg material for screenwashing have been secured in June of 1983 and August of 1984 by staff members of the Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart (SMNS). Due to rapid progress of quarry works, the recovery action was supported by staff members of the Bayrische Staatssammlung für Geologie und Paläontologie (BSPG) and the Department of Geosciences of the Mainz University (Ziegler & Heizmann, 1991).
Primary reference: Z. Szyndlar. 1994. Oligocene snakes of southern Germany. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 14(1):24-37 [J. Head/J. Head/J. Head]more details
Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis
PaleoDB collection 117977: authorized by Roger Benson, entered by Roger Benson on 29.09.2011, edited by Torsten Liebrecht and Philip Mannion
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