Haunsheim quarry (Miocene of Germany)

Where: Germany (48.6° N, 10.4° E: paleocoordinates 48.8° N, 8.7° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• Generally believed to be of Middle Ottnangian age; however, benthic foraminifera did not yield any stratigraphically significant taxa. During the transgression of the Molasse Sea, the limestone surface was initially intensely bored by pholadid bivalves. Subsequent deposition of Ottnangian transgressive sediments resulted in fissure fills that reach up to 15 m deep into the limestone.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; unlithified siliciclastic sediments

• 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 190209: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 03.12.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Terebratulidae
? Terebratula sp. Müller 1776
Lingulata
 Lingulida - Lingulidae
Lingula sp. Bruguiére 1797