Messel (Eocene of Germany)

Where: Hesse, Germany (49.0° N, 8.0° E: paleocoordinates 46.4° N, 3.9° E)

When: Middle Eocene (48.6 - 37.2 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - small; lithified shale

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: adpression, charcoalification, original carbon

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: M. E. Collinson, S. R. Manchester, and V. Wilde. 2012. Fossil Fruits and Seeds of the Middle Eocene Messel biota, Germany. Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Gesellschaft Naturforschenden 570:1-249 [H. Wang/H. Wang/H. Wang]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140191: authorized by Hongshan Wang, entered by Hongshan Wang on 05.03.2013

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