Where: Austria (47.5° N, 11.5° E: paleocoordinates 31.3° N, 16.2° E)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• small collection-level geographic resolution
When: Tiefengraben Member (Kendlbach Formation), Rhaetian (208.5 - 201.3 Ma)
• The distance given is from the base of the Kendlbach Fm.
• bed-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: marine; hematitic, red, argillaceous shale and red mudstone
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: bulk, mechanical,
• A majority of sampled horizons were collected in situ from 1 to 2 m2 bedding plane surfaces and subsequently identified and tallied in the field with representative slabs returned to the laboratory for further mechanical preparation and study. Individual shell beds were consistently ,1 cm thick and were treated as occurring on a single bedding plane. Specimen counts for shell beds are species abundances based on individual specimens per standardized surface area (1 m2).
Primary reference: C. A. McRoberts, L. Krystyn, and M. Hautmann. 2012. Macrofaunal response to the end Triassic mass extinction in the West-Tethyan Kössen Basin, Austria. Palaios 27:607-616 [M. Aberhan/T. Schossleitner]more details
Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis
PaleoDB collection 136983: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Thomas Schossleitner on 07.12.2012
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