Schossnitz (Sosnica) (Miocene of Poland)

Where: Poland (51.0° N, 16.8° E: paleocoordinates 51.3° N, 16.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; lithified claystone

• Warsaw basin in Central European Basin System, a major intracratonic basin system.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by H.R. Goeppert

• Repository: possibly some or all at Museum of Natural History at University of Wrocław.

Primary reference: H. R. Goeppert. 1855. Die TertiƤre Flora von Schossnitz in Schlesien 1-52 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138936: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 02.02.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Blattodea - Mastotermitidae
"Termopsis heerii n. sp." = Mastotermes heerii
"Termopsis heerii n. sp." = Mastotermes heerii Goeppert 1855 termite
 Hymenoptera - Formicidae
Lasius oblongus n. sp., Lonchomyrmex nigritus n. sp., "Pheidologeton schossnicensis n. sp." = Carebara schossnicensis
Lasius oblongus n. sp. Assmann 1870 ant
Lonchomyrmex nigritus n. sp. Assmann 1870 ant
"Pheidologeton schossnicensis n. sp." = Carebara schossnicensis Assmann 1870 ant
 Coleoptera - Chrysomelidae
Donacia letzneri n. sp. Assmann 1870 leaf beetle
Gonioctena primordialis n. sp. Assmann 1870 leaf beetle
 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
Curculionites silesiacus n. sp. Assmann 1870 snout beetle
 Odonata - Libellulidae
Libellula pannewitziana n. sp. Goeppert 1855 common skimmer
Libellula kieseli n. sp. Assmann 1870 common skimmer
Libellula sieboldiana n. sp. Goeppert 1855 common skimmer