Weingraben near Draßmarkt (Miocene of Austria)

Where: Austria (47.5° N, 16.4° E: paleocoordinates 46.7° N, 15.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• ?Helvetian

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified mudstone

• "Congeria subglobosa. Harzhauser and Mandic (2004) suppose this large and heavily calcified bivalve to be adapted to muddy, low energetic hypolimnion environment, poor on oxygen with supersaturated sulfidic interstitial waters. It should be a significant biotope, which could play an important role in evolution of the endemic Lake Pannon fauna." Starek & Pipík, 2007. The formation of the Pannonian Basin System commenced in the Early and the Middle Miocene as the consequence of the continental collision of the African (=Apulian) and European plates, and deposition in the entire basin was influenced by important extensional tectonics.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by F. Bachmayer, Peter Ullrich in 1952, 1960; reposited in the NHMW

Primary reference: F. Bachmayer. 1961. Neue Insektenfunde aus dem österreichischen Tertiär (Brunn-Vösendorf bei Wien und Weingraben im Burgenland). Sitzungsberichte der Akademie der Wissenschaften Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse 170:159-164 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 139942: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 25.02.2013

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Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hymenoptera - Formicidae
? Camponotus sp. Mayr 1861 ant
Myrmicinae indet. Lepeletier 1835 ant
 Odonata - Libellulidae
Libellulidae indet. Rambur 1842 common skimmer
nymphs and one wing fragment