Sandberg 4 (Miocene of Slovakia)

Where: Slovakia (48.2° N, 17.0° E: paleocoordinates 47.8° N, 16.7° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Sarmatian (12.7 - 11.6 Ma)

• Early Sarmatian

Environment/lithology: perireef or subreef; claystone and marl

• Massive beds of bioclastic and corallinacean limestones with sandy and clayey admixture and intercalations of bioclastic foraminiferal marls are present in the uppermost part of the sequence
• pale-grey sands with sandstone beds

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Primary reference: M. Hyzny, N. Hudackova, R. Biskupic, S. Rybar, T. Fuksi, E. Halasova, K. Zagorsek, M. Jamrich, and Peter Ledvak. 2012. Devínska Kobyla- a window into the Middle Miocene shallow-water marine environments of the Central Paratethys (Vienna Basin, Slovakia). Acta Geologica Slovaca 4(2):95-111 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause/S. Ávila]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 145974: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 13.06.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Buliminacea - Reusselidae
 Rotaliida - Asterigerinatidae
 Cardiida - Mactridae
Lutraria sp. Lamarck 1799 clam
 Carditida - Carditidae
Glans sp. Mühfeld 1811 clam
 Pectinida - Plicatulidae
Plicatula sp. Lamarck 1801 scallop
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Spondylus sp. Linnaeus 1758 scallop
 Chitonida - Chitonidae
Chiton sp. Linnaeus 1758 chiton
 Neoloricata - Acanthochitonidae
Acanthochitona sp. Gray 1821 glass-hair chiton
Cryptoplax sp. Blainville 1818 chiton
 Trochoidea - Turbinidae
Bolma sp. Risso 1826 snail
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
Gibbula sp. Risso 1826 top snail
Jujubinus sp. Monterosato 1884 top snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Bittium sp. Gray 1847 cerith snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella sp. Lamarck 1799 turret shell
"Eichwaldiella sp." = Turritella (Eichwaldiella) Friedberg 1933 turret shell
Helicosphaera carteri
Helicosphaera carteri Wallich 1877
 Coccolithales - Coccolithaceae
 Prymnesiophycidae - Prymnesiophycidae
Discoaster variabilis Martini and Bramlette 1963
Braarudosphaera bigelowii Gran and Braarud 1935
Coccolithus pelagicus Wallich 1877
 Coccosphaerales - Calcidiscaceae