Kendlbachgraben, Kendlbach Fm, Sample 2 (Triassic of Austria)

Where: Austria (47.7° N, 13.4° E: paleocoordinates 30.7° N, 17.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Tiefengraben Member (Kendlbach Formation), Rhaetian (208.5 - 201.3 Ma)

• The distance given is form the base of the Kendlbach Fm.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; brown mudstone

• Gray, brown to yellow mudstone of the remainder of the lower Tiefengraben Member (named locally as Grenzmergel).

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 138269: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Thomas Schossleitner on 08.01.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Agerchlamys textoria scallop
<5 individuals per square meter
 Pectinida - Limidae
Pseudolimea cf. hettangensis file clam
<5 individuals per square meter
 Carditida - Cardiniidae
Cardinia hybrida Sowerby 1817 clam
<5 individuals per square meter