Obritzberg (Miocene of Austria)

Where: Austria (48.3° N, 15.6° E: paleocoordinates 47.0° N, 14.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Melker Sand Formation, Aquitanian (23.0 - 20.4 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

Primary reference: E. Thenius. 1960. Wirbeltierfunde aus der palaogenen Molasse Osterreichs und ihre stratigraphische Bedeutung. Sonderabdruck aus den Verhandlungen der Geologischen Bundesanstalt 1:82-88 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 76129: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 14.11.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
"Carcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon
"Carcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon Agassiz 1843 megalodon
Aquitanian age suggest that most likely, this is not C. megalodon but C. chubutensis (C. subauriculatus). See Pimiento et al. 2013
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus sp. Agassiz 1843 mako shark
Carcharodon sp. Smith 1838 white shark
Lamna sp. Cuvier 1816 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Odontaspis acutissima, "Odontaspis cuspidata" = Carcharias cuspidatus
Odontaspis acutissima Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
"Odontaspis cuspidata" = Carcharias cuspidatus Agassiz 1843 sand shark
 Scombriformes - Scombridae
Cybium sp. Cuvier 1829
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionyx sp. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1809 softshell turtle
 Testudines - Panemydidae
Emydidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 turtle
 Crocodylia -
"Diplocynodon styriacus" = Diplocynodon ungeri
"Diplocynodon styriacus" = Diplocynodon ungeri Prangner 1845 crocodilian
 Sirenia - Sirenia
 Odontoceti - Squalodontidae
Squalodon cf. bellunensis Dal Piaz 1901 toothed whale
 Ungulata - Anthracotheriidae
Elomeryx borbonicus Geais 1934 anthracothere