Tunjice Village, bed 6: Sarmatian, Slovenia

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Insecta - Odonata - Libellulidae
Sloveniatrum robici n. gen., n. sp. Zessin et al. 2008
(2 measurements)
Actinopteri - Syngnathiformes - Syngnathidae
Hippocampus slovenicus n. sp. Zalohar et al. 2009
Zalohar et al. 2009 9 specimens
Hippocampus sarmaticus n. sp. Zalohar et al. 2009
Zalohar et al. 2009 19 specimens
see common names

Coordinates: 46.2° North, 14.6° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:45.8° North, 14.3° East
Basis of coordinate:stated in text
Geographic resolution:small collection
Period:Neogene Epoch:Miocene
Stage:Serravallian 10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 5
Key time interval:Sarmatian
Age range of interval:12.70000 - 11.60800 m.y. ago
Formation:Coprolitic Horizon
Stratigraphic resolution:bed
Stratigraphy comments: Lower Sarmatian/Upper Serravallian. Bed 6, 60 cm thick.
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:planar lamination,diatomaceous lithified calcareous mudstone
Lithology description: Horizontally laminated diatomaceous carbonate siltstone
Environment:lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal Tectonic setting:rift
Geology comments: Variable salinities but present of marine taxa (scyphozoa, fish, bivalves) indicates predominantly marine environment. Semi-enclosed depositional environment in which the stratified water body, shallow depths, and soft bottom represented prerequisites for development of hypoxia and anoxia.
Modes of preservation:adpression
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:field collection
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Database number:103103
Authorizer:M. Clapham, M. Uhen Enterer:M. Clapham, M. Uhen
Modifier:M. Clapham Research group:paleoentomology,vertebrate
Created:2011-01-22 16:57:21 Last modified:2014-08-09 10:32:47
Access level:the public Released:2011-01-22 16:57:21
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

34860. W. Zessin, J. Zalohar, and T. Hitij. 2008. A new fossil dragonfly (Insecta, Odonata, Libellulidae) of the Miocene (Lower-Sarmatian) of the Tunjice Hills, Slovenia. Virgo, Mitteilungsblatt des Entomologischen Vereins Mecklenburg 11:86-96 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]

Secondary references:

46978 J. Zalohar, T. Hitij, and M. Kriznar. 2009. Two new species of seahorses (Syngnathidae, Hippocampus) from the Middle Miocene (Sarmatian) Coprolitic Horizon in Tunjice Hills, Slovenia: the oldest fossil record of seahorses. Annales de Paleontologie 95:71-96 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]