International Geological Journal - Official Journal of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association

MARINE AND TERRESTRIAL VERTEBRATES FROM THE MIDDLE MIOCENE OF GRUND (LOWER AUSTRIA)

Pages: 191 - 197

Authors: GUDRUN DAXNER-HOCK, PETRA M. MIKLAS-TEMPFER, URSULA B. GOHLICH, KATI HUTTUNEN, EMESE KAZAR, DORIS NAGEL, GERTRUD E. ROESSNER, ORTWIN SCHULTZ, REINHARD ZIEGLER

Abstract: The Grund assemblage comprises 45 vertebrate species from marine and terrestrial ecosystems. A whale, sharks, rays, bony fishes, and sea-birds hint at marine conditions, whereas a salamander, a pheasant bird, turtles, snakes and land-mammals indicate various terrestrial paleoenvironments. Biostratigraphically the upper part of MN5 (mammals) and the upper part of the Lower Lagenidae Zone (foraminifers) are indicated. The assemblage of Grund therefore serves as a reference point for the continental/marine correlation in the Central Paratethys.

Keywords: Badenian, Central Paratethys, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals

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Volume 55 no. 2 / April 2004

Volume 55 no. 2