Skacany (Eocene of Slovakia)

Where: Nitriansky, Slovakia (48.7° N, 18.4° E: paleocoordinates 43.4° N, 16.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Borova Formation, Bartonian (41.3 - 38.0 Ma)

• Borova or Borove Formation

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; lithified, calcareous claystone

• lower sublittoral zone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: O. Botkova. 2002. Eocenni korali rodu Balanophyllia z lokality Skacany, Borovske souvrstvi (Podtatranska Skupina) [Eocene corals of the genus Balanophyllia from the locality Skacany, Borova Formation (Sub-Tatra Group)]. Zpravy o geologickych vyzkumech v roce 2002 114-117 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 85003: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 20.11.2008

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Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Balanophyllia sp. Wood 1844 stony coral