Minisu de Sus (Miocene of Romania)

Where: Romania (46.3° N, 22.0° E: paleocoordinates 46.1° N, 21.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Messinian (7.2 - 5.3 Ma)

• Lower Sarmatian

Environment/lithology: marine; gray, white tuff and diatomaceous, white, yellow siliciclastic

• white or grey volcanic tuff (3 m thick) above the diatomaceous level (white or yellow diatomaceous level. 10 cm-100 cm thick)

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: R. Givulescu and L. Ruffle. 1986. Zanthoxylon europaeum Unger 1847 in der fossilen Flora Rumaniens [. Documenta naturae 33:47-49 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35124: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 13.11.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Cardiida - Mactridae
Mactra vitaliana clam
M. vitaliana eichwaldi Lask.
 Cardiida - Semelidae
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Cardium lithopodolicum cockle
C. lithopodolicum lithopodolicum Dub. and C. lithopodolicum sarmaticum Kol.
Cardium vindobonense cockle
C. vindobonense vindobonese (Partsch.) Lask.
 Sorbeoconcha - Potamididae
Pirenella picta horn snail
P. picta mitralis (Eichw.)
Pirenella disjuncta horn snail
P. disjuncta disjuncta (Sow.)