Bank of Elba near Steutz (Oligocene of Germany)

Where: Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany (51.8° N, 12.4° E: paleocoordinates 51.8° N, 9.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Chattian (28.1 - 23.0 Ma)

• Age determination of sequence based mainly on otoliths and biostratigraphy of underlying Rupelian part of section based on foraminifera

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; claystone

• "shallow-marine environment (somewhat distant from coast)"
• Clay pit

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: H.-V. Karl, E. Groning, and C. Brauckmann. 2006. New carettochelyine turtle occurrence from the Oligocene in Germany and its palaeozoogeographic importance. Clausthaler Geowissenschaften 5:51-57 [P. Holroyd/P. Holroyd]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 167940: authorized by Patricia Holroyd, entered by Patricia Holroyd on 09.04.2015, edited by Philip Mannion

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