VGK-35, Novo Brdo, Lake Slavonia Viviparus beds (Pliocene of Croatia)

Where: Croatia (45.6° N, 16.0° E: paleocoordinates 45.5° N, 15.9° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Viviparus other zone, Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• This publication introduces the new Cernikian regional stage, which corresponds to the Viviparus (=Paludina) beds, and is broadly congruent to the Pliocene and lower Pleistocene (4.5 m.y.a. to 2 m.y.a.).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; unlithified, gray, yellow, muddy, sandy siltstone and unlithified, yellow sandstone

• Paleolake Lake Slavonia. "The investigated region (Figure 1) represents the southern margin of the Sava depression, a NW-SE striking extensional structure filled by more than 5 km of predominantly siliciclastic Neogene deposits." "The Pannonian back-arc basin is a large Neogene extensional structure located between the Alpine, Dinaride and Carpathian fold-and-thrust belts in central and SE Europe."
• "The small outcrop exposes 1.6 m of yellowish macrofossil free sand in its lower part. A 0.8 m thick fining upward interval of sandy to clayey silt follows (with an erosive boundary) in the upper part of the section. The sample comes from the initial 10 cm of the latter interval bearing poorly preserved, non-oriented mollusc shells suspended in a sandy silt matrix."

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: O. Mandic, T. Kurečić, T. A. Neubauer and M. Narzhauser. 2015. Stratigraphic and palaeogeographic significance of lacustrine molluscs from the Pliocene Viviparus beds in central Croatia. Geologia Croatica 68(3):179-207 [P. Novack-Gottshall/P. Novack-Gottshall]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 185966: authorized by Phil Novack-Gottshall, entered by Phil Novack-Gottshall on 31.05.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Molluscan fossils collected (gastropods and bivalves)
Gastropoda
 Architaenioglossa - Viviparidae
Viviparus hoernesi Neumayr 1869 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Melanopsidae
Melanopsis clavigera Neumayr 1875 snail