Ziegelei Wien XI, Laaerberg (Miocene of Austria)

Where: Austria (48.2° N, 16.4° E: paleocoordinates 48.0° N, 16.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Messinian (7.2 - 5.3 Ma)

• Congerienschichten, Pannonian E

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large; lithified mudstone

• "Congeria subglobosa. Harzhauser and Mandic (2004) suppose this large and heavily calcified bivalve to be adapted to muddy, low energetic hypolimnion environment, poor on oxygen with supersaturated sulfidic interstitial waters. It should be a significant biotope, which could play an important role in evolution of the endemic Lake Pannon fauna." Starek & PipĂ­k, 2007. The formation of the Pannonian Basin System commenced in the Early and the Middle Miocene as the consequence of the continental collision of the African (=Apulian) and European plates, and deposition in the entire basin was influenced by important extensional tectonics.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Reposited in the NHMW

Primary reference: A. Papp and K. Mandl. 1951. Insekten aus den Congerienschichten des Wiener Beckens. Sitzungsberichte der Ă–stereichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse 160:295-302 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38062: authorized by Conrad Labandeira, entered by Andrew Spencer-Lee on 06.04.2004, edited by Matthew Clapham

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Taxonomic list

 Coleoptera - Tenebrionidae
Tenebrionidae indet. Latreille 1802 darkling beetle
"Tenebrionidae vel Alliculidae indet."