Pucking (Miocene of Austria)

Where: Austria (48.2° N, 14.2° E: paleocoordinates 48.3° N, 12.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: NN2 nannofossil zone, Ebelsberg Formation, Aquitanian (23.0 - 20.4 Ma)

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: The silty clays are part of the Ebelsberg Formation (Krenmayr and Schnabel 2006) and belong to the North Alpine Foreland Basin. AGE: upper Egerian stage (= Aquitanian) and correspond to the nannoplankton zone NN2 (Gregorova et al. 2009; Grunert et al. 2010a).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; poorly lithified, silty, sandy claystone

• Depth estimates for the investigated deposits are not precise due to the wide range of bathymetric distributions of the revealed benthic foraminifers. The common occurrence of Haplophragmoides indicates a water depth greater than 100 m (Murray, 2006). The scarce occurrence of the shallow-water taxa Ammonia and Elphidium is interpreted as transport from the coast. Furthermore, recent tenuitellids are exclusively described from offshore sites in basins deeper than 100 m (Li and McGowran, 1998) and from oceanic environments (Li et al., 1992). This interpretation is in good agreement with an outer shelf to slope position for the Ebelsberg Formation suggested by Wagner (1998).
• LITHOLOGY: laminated sandy and silty clay. LITHIFICATION: Poorly lithified.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Preservation: original aragonite, original calcite, original phosphate

Reposited in the NHMW

• COLLECTORS: Unknown. REPOSITORY: Natural History Museum Vienna (Austria).

Primary reference: R. Gregorova, O. Schultz, M. Harzhauser, A. Kroh, and S. Coric. 2009. A giant early Miocene sunfish from the North Alpine foreland basin (Austria) and its implication for molid phylogeny. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29(2):359-371 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 99160: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 29.10.2010, edited by Austin Hendy

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Asterigerinata
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Turrilina
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Budashevaella
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Haplophragmiina
 Lituolacea - Haplophragmoiidae
 Lituolacea - Ammosphaeroidinidae
Amphicoryna
  -
Trochulina
  -
Nonionellina
  -
Elphidiella
  -
Chilostomellidae
  - Chilostomellidae
Nuttallides
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Rotaliina
 Chilostomellacea - Heterolepidae
 Chilostomellacea - Gavelinellidae
 Chilostomellacea - Alabaminidae
 Rotaliina - Fursenkoinidae
 Rotaliina - Cassidulinidae
 Rotaliina -
Rotaliina
 Planorbulinacea - Cibicididae
 Buliminacea - Uvigerinidae
 Buliminacea - Buliminidae
 Discorbacea - Bagginidae
 Discorbacea - Discorbidae
? Epistominella sp.1 Husezima and Maruhasi 1944
 Discorbacea - Rosalinidae
? Neoconorbina sp.1 Hofker 1951
 Rotaliacea - Rotaliidae
 Rotaliacea - Elphidiidae
 Rotaliina -
Rotaliina
 Nonionacea - Nonionidae
 Rotaliina - Bolivinidae
Gaudryinopsis
  -
 Globigerinaceae - Globigerinidae
Eoeponidella
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Amphimorphina
  -
Parrelloides
  -
Stomatorbina
  -
Textulariina
 Astrorhizacea - Bathysiphonidae
 Ammodiscoidea - Ammodiscidae
 Textulariina -
Semivulvulina sp.1 d'Orbigny 1846
Escornebovina
  -
Virgulopsis
  -
Hemirobulina
  -
Lagenina
 Nodosariacea - Polymorphinidae
 Nodosariacea - Nodosariidae
 Nodosariacea - Ellipsolagenidae
Biapertorbis
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Pseudoparrella
  -
Siphonodosaria
  -
Plectofrondicularia
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Maxillopoda
 Lepadiformes - Lepadidae
Lepas sattmanni n. sp.2 Harzhauser and Schloegl 2012 barnacle
Bivalvia
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Nucula sp.1 Lamarck 1799 nut clam
Gastropoda
 Thecosomata - Limacinidae
Limacina sp.1 Bosc 1817 snail
 Thecosomata - Cavoliniidae
Clio sp.1 Linnaeus 1767 snail
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Euspira helicina1 Brocchi 1814 moon snail
Cephalopoda
 Nautilida - Aturiidae
Aturia sp.1 Bronn 1838 nautiloid
Gnathostomata
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Chondrichthyes indet.1 Huxley 1880 cartilaginous fish
Actinopteri
 Carangiformes - Carangidae
Carangidae indet.1 Rafinesque 1815
 Syngnathiformes - Syngnathidae
 Scombriformes - Scombridae
Scombridae indet.1 Rafinesque 1815
 Perciformes - Serranidae
Serranidae indet.1 Swainson 1839 perch-like fish
 Tetraodontiformes - Molidae
Austromola angerhoferi Gregorova et al. 2009
 Acanthomorphata - Caproidae
 Gadiformes - Merlucciidae
 Clupeiformes - Clupeoidei
Clupeidae indet.1 Bleeker 1859 hering
Aves
 Gaviiformes -
Petralca austriaca1 Mlikovsky 1987 loon
Mammalia
 Cetacea -
Odontoceti indet. Flower 1867 toothed whale
"dolphin", appears to be a eurhinodelpinid from the photograph
Echinoidea
 Spatangoida - Schizasteridae
Linthia summesbergeri1 heart urchin
Phaeophyceae
 Laminariales - Cystoseiraceae
Foraminferea
 Miliolida - Hauerinidae
Cycloforina sp.1 Luczkowska 1972
Sigmoilinita sp.1 Gherke 1938