Bonanza site (Miocene of Slovakia)

Also known as Stockerau limestone quarry, Devínska Nová Ves [= Neudorf a. d. March]

Where: Bratislava, Slovakia (48.2° N, 18.0° E: paleocoordinates 47.7° N, 17.6° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: MN 6 mammal zone, Sandberg Member, Serravallian (13.8 - 11.6 Ma)

• Badenian, MN6b

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; micaceous, quartzose sandstone and calcareous sandstone

• broad karstic fissure in Lower Jurassic limestones, filled with sandstones, calcarenites and limestone boulders

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: M. Sabol and P. Holec. 2002. Temporal and spatial distribution of Miocene mammals in the western Carpatians (Slovakia). Geologica Carpathica 53(4):269-279 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 58983: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 03.03.2006, edited by Torsten Liebrecht

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Ostrea cf. digitalina" = Cubitostrea digitalina4
"Ostrea cf. digitalina" = Cubitostrea digitalina4 Eichwald 1830 oyster
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Gastropoda indet.4 Cuvier 1797 snail
 Rajiformes - Rajidae
Rajidae indet.4 Blainville 1816 skate
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatis sp.4, "Aetobatis arcuatus" = Aetobatis irregularis4
Dasyatis sp.4 Rafinesque 1810 whiptail stingray
"Aetobatis arcuatus" = Aetobatis irregularis4 Agassiz 1843 eagle ray
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
"Carcharias cuspidatus" = Lamna cuspidata4
"Carcharias cuspidatus" = Lamna cuspidata4 Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Carcharias sp.4 Rafinesque 1810 sand shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
 Scorpaeniformes - Triglidae
Triglidae indet.4 sea robin
Trigla sp.4 Linnaeus 1758 sea robin
 Acanthomorphata - Sphyraenidae
? Sphyraena sp.4 Walbaum 1792 barracuda
 Scombriformes - Trichiuridae
 Acanthuriformes - Acanthuridae
 Teleostei -
Perciformes indet.4 Stirton 1953 perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Serranidae
Serranidae indet.4 Swainson 1839 perch-like fish
Serranus sp.4 Cuvier 1817 perch-like fish
Epinephelus sp.4 Bloch 1793 perch-like fish
 Perciformes -
Percoidei indet.4 Bleeker 1859 perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Latidae
Lates sp.4 Cuvier 1828 lates
 Labriformes - Labridae
Labridae indet.4 Cuvier 1816
 Tetraodontiformes - Tetraodontidae
 Holocentriformes - Holocentridae
 Salientia -
 Salientia - Pelobatidae
Eopelobates sp.4 Parker 1929 spadefoot toad
Eopelobates bayeri4 Spinar 1952 spadefoot toad
 Salientia - Hylidae
Hyla sp.4 Laurenti 1768 tree frog
 Salientia - Bufonidae
Bufo sp.4 Laurenti 1768 toad
 Caudata -
Caudata indet.4 salamander
 Caudata - Urodela
Salamandra sansaniensis4 Lartet 1851 salamander
 Squamata - Anguidae
Ophisaurus sp.1 Daudin 1803 glass lizard
SNM Z 15288, postcranial elements (vertebrae, left pelvic bones, osteoderms)
 Serpentes -
 Squamata - Colubridae
Colubrinae indet.4 Oppel 1811 colubrid snake
sp. D
Neonatrix sp.4 Holman 1973 colubrid snake
 Squamata - Crotalidae
Vipera sp.5 Laurenti 1768 pit viper
"Vipera aspis complex"; remarks: Szyndlar (1991) reports two precaudals from "Devínska Nová Ves" (DFNSP 5855, 5857), but does not state whether they come from the Bonanza site or from Zapfe's fissures (see coll. 69711) or even from both
Mammalia indet.4 Linnaeus 1758 mammal
 Glires -
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
? Cricetidae indet.4 Fischer von Waldheim 1817 mouse
Eumyarion sp. Thaler 1966 mouse
Megacricetodon sp. Fahlbusch 1964 mouse
? Megacricetodon sp.4 Fahlbusch 1964 mouse
Democricetodon sp. Fahlbusch 1964 mouse
Democricetodon vindoboniensis Schaub and Zapfe 1953 mouse
originally entered as "Democricetodon vindobonensis"
 Rodentia -
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Sciuridae indet. Gray 1821 squirrel
Spermophilus bredai ground squirrel
Spermophilinus bredai4 von Meyer 1848 squirrel
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Gliridae indet. Muirhead 1819 dormouse
Bransatoglis astaracensis Baudelot 1970 dormouse
 Rodentia - Eomyidae
? Eomyidae indet.4 Winge 1887 rodent
Eomyops sp. Engesser 1979 rodent
 Placentalia -
? Lipotyphla indet.4 Haeckel 1866 placental
 Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae
Erinaceidae indet. Fischer von Waldheim 1817 hedgehog
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Talpidae indet. Fischer de Waldheim 1817 mole
Talpa minuta4 Blainville 1840 mole
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Soricidae indet. Fischer 1814 shrew
 Tribosphenida - Heterosoricidae
Dinosorex zapfei Engesser 1975 placental
Dinosorex cf. zapfei4 Engesser 1975 placental
 Tribosphenida - Dimylidae
Plesiodimylus chantrei Gaillard 1899 placental
 Chiroptera -
Chiroptera indet. Blumenbach 1779 bat
 Carnivora - Phocidae
Phocidae indet., Devinophoca emryi n. sp.3, Devinophoca claytoni n. gen. n. sp.2, "Pristiphoca vetusta" = Miophoca vetusta
Phocidae indet. Gray 1821 seal
Devinophoca emryi n. sp.3 Koretsky and Rahmat 2015 seal
Devinophoca claytoni n. gen. n. sp.2 Koretsky and Holec 2002 seal
"Pristiphoca vetusta" = Miophoca vetusta Zapfe 1937 seal
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Mustelidae indet.4 Fischer 1817 mustelid carnivore
Trocharion albanense Forsyth-Major 1903 mustelid carnivore
 Carnivora - Viverridae
Viverridae indet.4 Gray 1821 civet
Viverrinae indet. Gray 1821 civet
 Proboscidea - Mammutidae
Zygolophodon turicensis4 Schintz 1824 mastodon
 Ungulata -
Ungulata indet.4 eutherian
 Ungulata - Lagomerycidae
Lagomeryx sp.4 Roger 1904 ruminant
 Insectivora -
Insectivora indet. Bowdich 1821 insectivoran