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Kounic (Cretaceous of Czech Republic)

Where: Czech Republic (50.1° N, 14.9° E: paleocoordinates 39.5° N, 14.1° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pecinov Member (Peruc-Korycany Formation), Early/Lower Cenomanian (99.7 - 94.3 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; gray shale

• The Bohemian Cretaceous Basin and its source terrains formed during the mid-Cretaceous, by reactivation of a system of anastomosed strike-slip faults. Individual sub-basins and source terrains formed within this anastomosed fracture system. The structurally deepest depocentres of individual sub-basins were situated along the most active marginal fault zones. Compared to the classic strike-slip basin systems, this intracontinental setting was characterized by small subsidence rates.
• Specimen from Gray Shale between sandstone layers

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: quarrying,

• Repository: Museums des Königreiches Böhmen in Prag

Primary reference: A. Fric. 1869. Palaeontologische Untersuchungen der einzelnen Schichten in der böhmischen Kreideformation. Archiv für die Naturwissenschaftliche Landesdurchforschung von Böhmen 1(2):181-242 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 123774: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 28.01.2012, edited by Matthew Clapham

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