Where: Lesvos, Greece (39.3° N, 25.9° E: paleocoordinates 38.1° N, 24.8° E)
• coordinate stated in text
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)
• The precise age of the fossiliferous layer has not yet been established with confidence. A radiometric date of 18.4 ± 0.5 Ma for the lower part of the overlying Skoutaros Fm provides the latest possible age for the underlying lacustrine deposits containing the fossiliferous layer.
Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; black, brown mudstone
Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils
Collection methods: surface (in situ),
• The material is deposited at the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest (Lesvos, Greece).
Primary reference: K. Vasileiadou, M. Boehme, T. A. Neubauer, G. L. Georgalis, G. E. Syrides, L. Papadopoulou, and N. Zouros. 2017. Early Miocene gastropod and ectothermic vertebrate remains from the Lesvos Petrified Forest (Greece). Palaeontologische Zeitschrift [E. Vlachos/E. Vlachos]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 186558: authorized by Evangelos Vlachos, entered by Evangelos Vlachos on 25.06.2017
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