Kressenberg (Kressenberg Subformation) (Eocene of Germany)

Also known as Kressenberg bei Neukirchen, Kressenberg Schwarzerzschichten

Where: Bavaria, Germany (47.8° N, 12.7° E: paleocoordinates 41.4° N, 11.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Kressenberg Member (Kressenberg Formation), Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)

• "Schwarzerz-schichten, Unterlutetium" = Kressenberg Member ("Subformation"), lower Lutetian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; ironstone

• "Schwarzerz-schichten" = iron-ore layers

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: M. W. Rasser and W. E. Piller. 1999. Lithostratigraphische Neugliederung im Paläogen des österreichisch-bayerischen Südhelvetikums. Abhandlungen der geologischen Bundesanstalt 56(2):699-712 [P. Barrett/T. Cleary]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 187571: authorized by Paul Barrett, entered by Terri Cleary on 02.08.2017

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Trionychidae
"Rafetoides cf. austriacus" = Trionyx messelianus
"Rafetoides cf. austriacus" = Trionyx messelianus Reinach 1900 softshell turtle
BSP 1960 I 334, rear pleural fragment - might be the same as the specimen above, but no specimen numbers are given by Karl 2002 so they remain separate for now)
 Testudines -
Testudinoidea indet. Gray 1825 turtle
Material 31, indeterminate pleural fragment