Brombach section (Miocene of Germany)

Where: Germany (48.4° N, 13.0° E: paleocoordinates 48.6° N, 11.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• middle Ottnangian; late Burdigalian

Environment/lithology: sand shoal; silty, sandy sandstone and marl

• sandy-silty shoals at a water depth of presumably less than 20 m
• glauconitic sands and laminated marls

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: S. Schneider and O. Mandic. 2014. Middle Ottnangian (late Burdigalian) mollusks from the Rott Valley (SE Germany): the ultimate marine fauna of the Western Paratethys. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 88:375-403 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 164945: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 07.01.2015

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
"Anadara diluvii" = Scapharca (Scapharca) diluvii
"Anadara diluvii" = Scapharca (Scapharca) diluvii Lamarck 1805 clam
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Anomia ephippium Linnaeus 1758 jingle
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Ostrea digitalina" = Cubitostrea digitalina Eichwald 1830 oyster
Crassostrea gryphoides Schlotheim 1813 oyster
 Ostreida - Pteriidae
Pteria phalaenacea pearl oyster
5 RV, 1 LV, 1 RV, 2 LV
 Cardiida - Mactridae
Lutraria sp. Lamarck 1799 clam
Spisula brombachensis n. sp. Schneider and Mandic 2014 clam
6 LV, 2 RV
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Cordiopsis islandicoides Lamarck 1818 venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Psammotreta papyracea, "Moerella donacina" = Tellina (Moerella), "Arcopagia crassa" = Arcopagia (Arcopagia) crassa
"Moerella donacina" = Tellina (Moerella) tellin clam
"Arcopagia crassa" = Arcopagia (Arcopagia) crassa Pennant 1777 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Cardiidae indet. Lamarck 1809 cockle
2 LV, 1 RV
Europicardium multicostatum Brocchi 1814 cockle
Cerastoderma edule Linnaeus 1758 cockle
3 RV, 1 LV
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Euthriofusus burdigalensis Defrance 1820 snail
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
Turridae indet. Swainson 1840 turrid
 Neogastropoda - Borsoniidae
"Genota ramosa" = Genota valeriae
"Genota ramosa" = Genota valeriae Hoernes and Auinger 1891 snail
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Euspira sp. Agassiz 1837 moon snail
Neverita olla De Serres 1829 moon snail
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
"Calyptraea depressa" = Calyptraea (Calyptraea) depressa
"Calyptraea depressa" = Calyptraea (Calyptraea) depressa Lamarck 1822 slipper shell
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
? Echinophoria sp. Sacco 1890 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
"Turritella (Haustator) eryna" = Haustator eryna
"Turritella (Haustator) eryna" = Haustator eryna d'Orbigny 1852 turret shell
spp. rotundata
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
Paroxystele amedei Brogniart 1823 top snail