Pucking (Miocene of Austria)

Where: Austria (48.2° N, 14.2° E: paleocoordinates 48.3° N, 12.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: M1 foram zone, Ebelsberg Formation, Aquitanian (23.0 - 20.4 Ma)

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: The silty clays are part of the Ebelsberg Formation (Krenmayr and Schnabel 2006) and belong to the North Alpine Foreland Basin. AGE: upper Egerian stage (= Aquitanian) and correspond to the nannoplankton zone NN2 (Gregorova et al. 2009; Grunert et al. 2010a).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; poorly lithified, silty, sandy claystone

• Depth estimates for the investigated deposits are not precise due to the wide range of bathymetric distributions of the revealed benthic foraminifers. The common occurrence of Haplophragmoides indicates a water depth greater than 100 m (Murray, 2006). The scarce occurrence of the shallow-water taxa Ammonia and Elphidium is interpreted as transport from the coast. Furthermore, recent tenuitellids are exclusively described from offshore sites in basins deeper than 100 m (Li and McGowran, 1998) and from oceanic environments (Li et al., 1992). This interpretation is in good agreement with an outer shelf to slope position for the Ebelsberg Formation suggested by Wagner (1998).
• LITHOLOGY: laminated sandy and silty clay. LITHIFICATION: Poorly lithified.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Preservation: original aragonite, original calcite, original phosphate

Reposited in the NHMW

• COLLECTORS: Unknown. REPOSITORY: Natural History Museum Vienna (Austria).

Primary reference: R. Gregorova, O. Schultz, M. Harzhauser, A. Kroh, and S. Coric. 2009. A giant early Miocene sunfish from the North Alpine foreland basin (Austria) and its implication for molid phylogeny. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29(2):359-371 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 99160: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 29.10.2010, edited by Austin Hendy

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

  - Nodosariidae
 Astrorhizacea - Bathysiphonidae
 Textulariina -
Semivulvulina sp.1 d'Orbigny 1846
 Ammodiscoidea - Ammodiscidae
 Lituolacea - Haplophragmoiidae
 Lituolacea - Ammosphaeroidinidae
 Globigerinina - Heterohelicidae
 Miliolida - Hauerinidae
Cycloforina sp.1 Luczkowska 1972
Sigmoilinita sp.1 Gherke 1938
 Polymorphinida - Plectofrondiculariidae
 Nodosariida - Glandulonodosariidae
 Nodosariida - Stilostomellidae
Pseudoparrella sp.1 Cushman and Ten Dam 1948
"Marginulina subregularis" = Cristellaria (Marginulina)1
"Marginulina sp." = Cristellaria (Marginulina)1 d'Orbigny 1826
  - Buliminidae
 Rotaliida - Anomalinidae
Parrelloides sp.1 Hofker 1956
 Rotaliida - Rosalinidae
? Neoconorbina sp.1 Hofker 1951
 Rotaliida - Asterigerinatidae
 Globigerinoidea - Globigerinitidae
 Globigerinoidea - Globigerinidae
 Nodosariacea - Ellipsolagenidae
 Nodosariacea - Polymorphinidae
 Nodosariacea - Lagenidae
  - Chilostomellidae
 Planorbulinacea - Cibicididae
 Buliminacea - Uvigerinidae
 Discorbacea - Discorbidae
? Epistominella sp.1 Husezima and Maruhasi 1944
 Discorbacea - Bagginidae
 Rotaliina -
 Rotaliacea - Elphidiidae
 Rotaliacea - Rotaliidae
 Rotalioidea - Elphidiellidae
 Rotaliina - Turrilinidae
 Asterigerinacea - Epistomariidae
 Rotaliina - Bolivinidae
 Rotaliina - Cassidulinidae
 Rotaliina - Bolivinitidae
 Chilostomellacea - Heterolepidae
 Chilostomellacea - Alabaminidae
 Chilostomellacea - Gavelinellidae
 Nonionacea - Nonionidae
 Rotaliina -
 Rotaliina - Fursenkoinidae
 Laminariales - Cystoseiraceae
Chondrichthyes indet.1 Huxley 1880 cartilaginous fish
 Cetacea -
Odontoceti indet. Flower 1867 toothed whale
"dolphin", appears to be a eurhinodelpinid from the photograph
 Gaviiformes -
Petralca austriaca1 Mlikovsky 1987 loon
 Clupeiformes - Clupeoidei
Clupeidae indet.1 Cuvier 1817 herring
 Acanthomorphata - Caproidae
 Perciformes - Serranidae
Serranidae indet.1 Swainson 1839 perch-like fish
 Tetraodontiformes - Molidae
Austromola angerhoferi Gregorova et al. 2009
 Scombriformes - Scombridae
Scombridae indet.1 Rafinesque 1815
 Syngnathiformes - Syngnathidae
 Carangiformes - Carangidae
Carangidae indet.1 Rafinesque 1815
 Gadiformes - Merlucciidae
 Spatangoida - Schizasteridae
Linthia summesbergeri1 heart urchin
 Scalpellomorpha - Lepadidae
Lepas sattmanni n. sp.2 Harzhauser and Schloegl 2012 barnacle
 Thecosomata - Limacinidae
Limacina sp.1 Bosc 1817 snail
 Thecosomata - Cavoliniidae
Clio sp.1 Linnaeus 1767 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Naticidae
Euspira helicina1 Brocchi 1814 moon snail
 Nautilida - Aturiidae
Aturia sp.1 Bronn 1838 nautiloid
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Nucula sp.1 Lamarck 1799 nut clam
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
 Lucinida - Lucinidae