Lethia Limestone Coral Interval 3 (Miocene of Austria)

Where: Burgenland, Austria (47.8° N, 16.5° E: paleocoordinates 47.3° N, 16.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Leithia Formation, Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• N.B. the unit currently is not defined formally...the term Leitha Limestone is used in a purely descriptive manner. Primary lithology: framestone Fossils collected from primary lithology

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; framestone

• The quarry consists of two levels, a lower level with a deeper water facies and an upper level with the coral facies...The upper outcrop is divided into three conspicuous sequences. Three marly layers define a distinct sequence in the central part of the outcrop that is clearly separable form the over- and underlying sequences that lack marls. Coral framestones occur in the upper and lower sequences while the middle sequences is characterized by coral fragments only.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: recrystallized

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: B. Riegl and W.E. Piller. 2000. Biostromal Coral Facies—A Miocene Example from the Leitha Limestone (Austria) and its Actualistic Interpretation. Palaios 15(5):399-413 [W. Clyde/J. Finarelli/J. Finarelli]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taphonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37419: authorized by Will Clyde, entered by John Finarelli on 15.03.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Tarbellastraea reussiana Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 stony coral