Schatz, near Limberg (Miocene of Austria)

Where: Austria (48.6° N, 15.9° E: paleocoordinates 47.8° N, 15.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• Ottnangian

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified diatomite

• Marine based on presence of silicoflagellates. 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 W. Konrath, J. Konrath; reposited in the NHMW

Primary reference: F. Bachmayer. 1975. Erster fossiler Insektenrest aus den Diatomeenschiefern (Miozän, Ottnangien) von Limberg, Niederösterreich. Sitzungsberichte der Akademie der Wissenschaften Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse 183:1-3 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 139943: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 25.02.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Diptera - Bibionidae
? Bibionidae indet. Newman 1834 march fly
MHNW 1973/1616a,b