Kemating (Miocene of Germany)

Where: Germany (48.6° N, 13.3° E: paleocoordinates 48.8° N, 11.6° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• Late Burdigalian. The Ottnangian sediments, originally dated as middle Ottnangian (Wenger 1987), are today believed to be of an early Ottnangian age (Pipperr et al. 2007) based on the composition of the foraminiferal fauna.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; unlithified, coarse-grained sandstone

• Foraminifera suggest a paleo-depth of ~25 metres.
• Coarse-grained fossiliferous sands intercalated with thin marly layers. Unlithified based on sieving method.

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the BSP

Collection methods: peroxide, sieve

Primary reference: M. A. Bitner and S. Schneider. 2009. The Upper Burdigalian (Ottnangian) brachiopod fauna from the northern coast of the Upper Marine Molasse Sea in Bavaria, southern Germany. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen 254:117-133 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190205: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 02.12.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Megathyrididae
"Argyrotheca cf. subradiata" = Bronnothyris subradiata, Megathiris detruncata
"Argyrotheca cf. subradiata" = Bronnothyris subradiata Sandberger 1862
Megathiris detruncata Gmelin 1791
 Terebratulida - Terebratulidae
? Terebratula sp. Müller 1776