Schwarze Minna pit, Eisleben (Oligocene of Germany)

Where: Germany (51.5° N, 11.5° E: paleocoordinates 51.4° N, 8.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Chattian (28.1 - 23.0 Ma)

• Apparently Upper Oligocene

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithified, carbonaceous claystone

• "Braunkohlenthon" or lignitic clay

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Primary reference: C. G. Giebel. 1856. Die Insecten und Spinnen der Vorwelt mit steter Ber├╝cksichtigung der lebenden Insekten und Spinnen. Die Fauna der Vorwelt 2:1-511 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 147345: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 07.07.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Dicondylia -
Orthoptera indet. Olivier 1789 grasshopper
Coleoptera indet. Linnaeus 1758 beetle
 Coleoptera - Buprestidae
"Buprestis minnae n. sp." = Buprestites minnae
"Buprestis minnae n. sp." = Buprestites minnae Giebel 1856 jewel beetle
 Dicondylia -
Odonata indet. Fabricius 1793 dragonfly