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Northeast of Sundby (Eocene of Denmark)

Where: Denmark (56.9° N, 8.7° E: paleocoordinates 52.4° N, 5.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Fur Formation, Ypresian (55.8 - 48.6 Ma)

• "lowermost Eocene (Ypresian Stage)"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal; lithified, concretionary, calcareous siltstone

• "deposited at water depths below storm wave base, under anoxic bottom conditions"
• "a calcareous siltstone concretion"

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: replaced with pyrite

Collected by B. S. Mikkelsen

• Geological Museum, University of Copenhagen collection

Primary reference: S. Bertelli, L. M. Chiappe, and G. Mayr. 2011. A new Messel rail from the Early Eocene Fur Formation of Denmark (Aves, Messelornithidae). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 9(4):551-562 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 130483: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 09.07.2012

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