Where: Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany (49.9° N, 8.3° E: paleocoordinates 49.9° N, 6.1° E)
• coordinate estimated from map
• small collection-level geographic resolution
When: Rüssingen Formation, Aquitanian (23.0 - 20.4 Ma)
• The snake fangs are said to come from the early Miocene (Aquitanian) inflata-beds. (Kuch et al., 2006). This horizon is called Rüssingen Formation according to Stratigraphische Tabelle von Deutschland 2002.
Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; marl and limestone
•The Mainz Basin is part of the Upper Rhine Graben rift basin.
Size class: mesofossils
Primary reference: U. Kuch, J. Müller, C. Mödden and D. Mebs. 2006. Snake fangs from the Lower Miocene of Germany: evolutionary stability of perfect weapons. Naturwissenschaften 93(2):84-87 [J. Mueller/T. Liebrecht]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 135772: authorized by Johannes Mueller, entered by Torsten Liebrecht on 08.11.2012
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