Retznei (Miocene of Austria)

Where: Styria, Austria (46.7° N, 15.6° E: paleocoordinates 46.1° N, 15.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Weissenegg Formation (Baden Group), Langhian (16.0 - 13.8 Ma)

• Lower Lagenidae Zone, early Middle Badenian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; gray, silty marl

• dark-gray silty marls with sparse pebbles ("Geröll- mergel") from the crystalline basement

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: D. P. Domning and P. Pervesler. 2012. The sirenian Metaxytherium (Mammalia: Dugongidae) in the Badenian (Middle Miocene) of Central Europe. Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences 105(3):125-160 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 148227: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 16.07.2013, edited by Catalina Pimiento

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Odontaspidida - Carcharodontidae
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Rhinoptera schultzi Hiden 1995 cownose ray
Rhinoptera studeri Agassiz 1843 cownose ray
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
"Carcharocles megalodon" = Otodus megalodon
"Carcharocles megalodon" = Otodus megalodon Agassiz 1843 megalodon
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Carcharias acutissima Agassiz 1843 sand shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Negaprion sp. Whitley 1940 lemon shark
Galeocerdo aduncus Agassiz 1843 tiger shark
Carcharhinus priscus Agassiz 1843 requiem shark
 Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae
"Hemipristis serra" = Hemipristis heteropleurus
"Hemipristis serra" = Hemipristis heteropleurus Agassiz 1844 ground shark
 Orectolobiformes - Ginglymostomatidae
Ginglymostoma delfortriei Daimeries 1889 nurse shark
 Hexanchiformes - Hexanchidae
Notorhynchus primigenius Agassiz 1843 sevengill shark
 Sirenia - Dugongidae
Metaxytherium medium Desmarest 1822 dugong