Griesbeckerzell 1b (Miocene of Germany)

Where: Bavaria, Germany (48.4° N, 11.0° E: paleocoordinates 48.7° N, 9.7° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: OSM E mammal zone, Fluviatile Untere Serie Member (Upper Freshwater Molasse Formation), Langhian (16.0 - 13.8 Ma)

• Sand horizon of Unterneul sedimentary unit (acc. to Fiest, 1989) of the Fluviatile Untere Serie, Middle part of the Upper Freshwater Molasse (OSM), Early Badenian (Langhian).

•"Biostratigraphically the [...] fossil layer belongs to the regional unit OSM E that is characterized by the cricetids Megacricetodon lappi (Mein, 1958) and Cricetodon meini Freudenthal, 1963 (Abdul Aziz et al. 2008, 2010; Prieto et al. 2009), which is also confirmed by the occurrence of jaw fragments of Cricetodon aff. meini in Griesbeckerzell 1b. [...] the sediments of the unit OSM E correlate to chron C5Bn.1r (Abdul Aziz et al. 2008), thus suggesting an age of between 15.0 and 14.9 Ma for Griesbeckerzell 1b [...]" (Ivanov & Böhme, 2011).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fine channel fill; poorly lithified, fine-grained sandstone

• "fine-grained sands" (Ivanov & Böhme, 2011).

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Reposited in the BSP

Primary reference: M. Ivanov and M. Böhme. 2011. Snakes from Griesbeckerzell (Langhian, Early Badenian), North Alpine Foreland Basin (Germany), with comments on the evolution of snake faunas in Central Europe during the Miocene Climatic Optimum. Geodiversitas 33(3):411-449 [J. Mueller/T. Liebrecht]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 135038: authorized by Johannes Mueller, entered by Torsten Liebrecht on 19.10.2012

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Taxonomic list

• There may be more mammal taxa present than listed.
Actinopteri
 Anabantiformes - Channidae
Channa spp. Scopoli 1770 snakehead
 Acanthomorphata - Moronidae
Morone sp. Mitchill 1814 temperate bass
 Cypriniformes - Cyprinidae
Barbus "sp. B" Cuvier and Cloquet 1816 carp-like fish
Reptilia
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionyx sp. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1809 softshell turtle
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Testudo sp. Linnaeus 1758 turtle
 Testudines - Pangeoemydidae
Mauremys sp. Gray 1870 pond turtle
 Crocodylia - Diplocynodontidae
"Diplocynodon styriacus" = Diplocynodon ungeri
"Diplocynodon styriacus" = Diplocynodon ungeri Prangner 1845 crocodilian
 Squamata - Lacertidae
Lacerta sp. Linnaeus 1758 lizard
 Squamata - Anguidae
Pseudopus laurillardi Lartet 1851 legless lizard
Dentary, BSPG 1997 XIII 484–485, 490
 Squamata - Chamaeleonidae
Chamaeleo caroliquarti Moody and Roček 1980 chameleon
 Squamata - Viperidae
Viperinae indet. Oppel 1811 viper
3 vertebrae (BSPG 1997 XIII 646-648); Vipera sp. (“Oriental vipers” group) or Daboia sp.
 Squamata - Pythonidae
Python sp. Daudin 1803 python
1 vertebra (BSPG 1997 XIII 513)
 Squamata - Colubridae
Colubrinae indet. Oppel 1811 colubrid snake
1 vertebra (BSPG 1997 XIII 569)
"Coluber" cf. caspioides Szyndlar and Schleich 1993 racer
1 vertebra (BSPG 1997 XIII 540)
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Cricetodon aff. meini Freudenthal 1963 mouse
jaw fragments