Tunjice Village, bed 6 (Miocene of Slovenia)

Where: Slovenia (46.2° N, 14.6° E: paleocoordinates 45.8° N, 14.3° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Coprolitic Horizon Formation, Sarmatian (12.7 - 11.6 Ma)

• Lower Sarmatian/Upper Serravallian. Bed 6, 60 cm thick.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; lithified, diatomaceous, calcareous mudstone

• Variable salinities but present of marine taxa (scyphozoa, fish, bivalves) indicates predominantly marine environment. Semi-enclosed depositional environment in which the stratified water body, shallow depths, and soft bottom represented prerequisites for development of hypoxia and anoxia.
• Horizontally laminated diatomaceous carbonate siltstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Primary reference: W. Zessin, J. Zalohar, and T. Hitij. 2008. A new fossil dragonfly (Insecta, Odonata, Libellulidae) of the Miocene (Lower-Sarmatian) of the Tunjice Hills, Slovenia. Virgo, Mitteilungsblatt des Entomologischen Vereins Mecklenburg 11:86-96 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 103103: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 22.01.2011, edited by Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Syngnathiformes - Syngnathidae
Hippocampus slovenicus n. sp. Zalohar et al. 2009 sea horse
Hippocampus sarmaticus n. sp. Zalohar et al. 2009 sea horse
 Odonata - Libellulidae
Sloveniatrum robici n. gen. n. sp.
Sloveniatrum robici n. gen. n. sp. Zessin et al. 2008 common skimmer