Mikulov (Miocene of Czech Republic)

Also known as Cujan sand-pit

Where: Czech Republic (48.8° N, 16.6° E: paleocoordinates 48.5° N, 16.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• Upper Badenian. "Juttner (in Kalasek et al., 1963) found on this or other close locality the remains of mastodon Gomphotherium angustidens and rangesd the beds to the Sarmatian. Kalasek et al. ranged the beds to the Tortonian (Badenian). It is the right age determination."

Environment/lithology: marine; poorly lithified, gray, green sandstone and poorly lithified, calcareous claystone

• ...grey to greenish, partly variegated and variably sandy, mostly soft, only in bottom layers of semi-compact unstratified, disintegrating calcareous clays. Less frequent are clays, often sandy, and grey, mostly fine-grained micaceous quartzous sands. Thickness of the Upper Badenian in the basin is 700-1000m, 100-200m in peripheries.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: P. Holec. 1985. Finds of mastodon (Proboscidea, Mammalia) relics in Neogene and Quaternary sediments of Slovakia (CSSR). Zapadne Karpaty, ser. paleontologia 10:13-53 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34581: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 10.09.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
 Neogastropoda - Melongenidae
"Pyrula condidia" = Melongena (Pyrula)
"Pyrula condidia" = Melongena (Pyrula) snail
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
"Pleurotoma dimidiata" = Turris
"Pleurotoma dimidiata" = Turris turrid
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella bicarinata Elchwald 1830 turret shell
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Gomphotherium angustidens Burmeister 1837 gomphothere