Cerová, level 29 (Miocene of Slovakia)

Where: Slovakia (48.6° N, 17.4° E: paleocoordinates 47.7° N, 16.9° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Lakšárska Nová Ves Formation, Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• Biostratigraphy is based on foraminifera. Co-occurrence of the foraminifera Uvigerina graciliformis Papp & Turnovsky, 1953 and Globigerinoides bisphericus Todd, 1954 and the absence of the genus Praeorbulina Olsson, 1964 suggest late Karpatian age for the deposits (Berggren et al., 1995; Cicha & Rögl, 2003; see also Schlögl et al., 2011). The regional Paratethyan Karpatian stage is generally thought to be the time-equivalent of the latest


• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: slope; lithified, silty sandstone

• Foraminifera assemblages from the interval 14–20 (Fig. 1C) were analyzed using the two-step depth equations of Hohenegger (2005), which yielded a palaeodepth range between 240 and 330 m (Schlögl et al., 2011). As there is no significant change in facies throughout the section we also assume a similar palaeodepth for the lower intervals. Pannonian basin system.
• Massive, locally laminated, calcareous clays and clayey silts with thin tempestite intercalations (up to 10 mm thick) and several thin sandstone/siltstone layers. Fossil from silty/sandy lamina.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collection methods: Repository: Slovak National Museum

Primary reference: P. Vršanský, J. A. Lis, J. Schlögl, M. Guldan, T. Mlynský, P. Barna, and P. Stys. 2015. Partially disarticulated new Miocene burrower bug (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cydnidae) from Cerová (Slovakia) documents occasional preservation of terrestrial arthropods in deep-marine sediments. European Journal of Entomology 112:844-854 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 174763: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 27.11.2015

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Taxonomic list

 Hemiptera - Cydnidae
Sehirus carpathiensis n. sp. Lis et al. 2015 burrowing bug
SNM Z 38494