Benedikt (Miocene of Slovenia)

Where: Slovenia (46.6° N, 15.9° E: paleocoordinates 46.2° N, 15.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Sarmatian (12.7 - 11.6 Ma)

• Sarmatian

Environment/lithology: marine; sandy marl

• sandy marl bed

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: J. Pavsic and V. Mikuz. 1996. The baleen whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata cuvierii) from Miocene beds near Benedikt in Slovenske Gorice, Slovenia. Razprave 37(4):85-97 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 55454: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 25.10.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Cetacea - Balaenopteridae
"Balaenoptera cuvierii" = Protororqualus cuvieri
"Balaenoptera cuvierii" = Protororqualus cuvieri Fischer 1829 rorqual
Pavsic * Mikuz entered this species as Balaenoptera acutorostrata cuvieri, but since PBDB doesn't track subspecies, it is entered here as Balaenoptera cuvierii so it is tracked properly by the systematics module
 Prymnesiophycidae - Prymnesiophycidae
Coccolithus pelagicus Wallich 1877
Discoaster variabilis Martini and Bramlette 1963
Braarudosphaera sp. Deflandre 1947
 Eiffellithales - Eiffellithaceae
Cyclicargolithus floridanus Roth and Hay 1967
Sphenolithus abies Deflandre 1954
Calcidiscus leptoporus Murray and Blackman 1898
Helicosphaera carteri
Helicosphaera carteri Wallich 1877
  - Coccolithacea