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Randeck Maar (Scheer collection) (Miocene of Germany)

Where: Baden-Württemberg, Germany (48.6° N, 9.5° E: paleocoordinates 48.8° N, 8.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Randeck Maar Formation, MN 5 (16.0 - 13.7 Ma)

• Early/Middle Miocene (Burdigalian, Karpatian, MN 5, ca. 16–18 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: crater lake; lithified, carbonaceous lime mudstone

• Volcanic lake
• Bituminous laminites ("dysodiles") and laminated, varve-like limestones

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collection methods: Repository: private collection Herr Stadtbaumeister Scheer (probably now Urwelt-Museum Hauff)

Primary reference: L. Armbruster. 1938. Versteinerte Honigbienen aus dem obermiocänen Randecker Maar. Archiv für Bienenkunde 19:1-48 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 155660: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 22.04.2014

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