Zillerleite, south of Traunstein (Miocene of Germany)

Where: Germany (47.9° N, 12.6° E: paleocoordinates 46.7° N, 11.9° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Aquitanian (23.0 - 20.4 Ma)

• Based on nanno-plankton, Martini (1981) considered that the fish shales of Zillerleite (Traunstein) correspond to the zone NN1, matching with Wenger (1985, 1987) who dated these strata as Upper Egerian (corresponding to Aquitanian in terms of international chronostratigraphy).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep-water; lithified shale

• Due to the presence of myctophid fishes (with luminescent organs) and the micropalaeontological results (Weng, 1985, 1987), a deep-water environment with decreasing depth towards the transition to the succeeding Eggenburgian sediments can be expected.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Reposited in the BSP

Primary reference: B. Beaury, L. Krogmann, and A. Nel. 2017. The first fossil insect from the deep-water marine Early Miocene of Zillerleite, Germany (Diptera: Bibionidae). Palaeontologia Electronica 20(3.58A):1-5 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190126: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 28.11.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Diptera - Bibionidae
Penthetria sp. Meigen 1803 march fly
SNSB-BSPG 2016 I 36