Gateway to the Paleobiology Database
Eggingen-Mittelhart 2 (Oligocene to of Germany)

Where: Baden-Württemberg, Germany (48.4° N, 9.9° E: paleocoordinates 48.3° N, 7.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Ulmer Schichten Member (Lower Freshwater Molasse Formation), MP 30 to MP 30 (28.4 - 22.4 Ma)

• basal "Ulm beds", Oligocene/Miocene transition (Werner, 1994)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; poorly lithified, shelly/skeletal, black, brown, calcareous, carbonaceous mudstone and unlithified sandstone

• The locality is in the so called "Ulmer Schichten" ("Ulm beds"), wich represent the Lower Freshwater Molasse in the Ulm area, the latter being part of the northern margin of the alpine molasse basin. The "Ulm beds" are also referred to as "subjurassic molasse" due to its position immediately south of the Swabian Jura (Schwäbische Alb) (Werner, 1994).
• "Graupensande" of the Brackwater Molasse (MN4b) cut down into deep brown to black marly, highly fossiliferous bituminous mudstones ('chocolate marls') of the Lower Freshwater Molasse, the latter being partly interspersed with gastropod shell debris (Werner, 1994)

•fossils are exclusively from the mudstones

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collected in 1987-1985; reposited in the SMNS

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

• The fossiliferous layer is not accessible anymore (Werner, 1994).

Primary reference: J. Werner. 1994. Beiträge zur Biostratigraphie der Unteren Süßwasser-Molasse Süddeutschlands - Rodentia und Lagomorpha (Mammalia) aus den Fundstellen der Ulmer Gegend. Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde, Serie B (Geologie und Paläontologie). 200:1-263 [L. van den Hoek Ostende/L. van den Hoek Ostende/L. van den Hoek Ostende] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 66110: authorized by Lars van den Hoek Ostende, entered by Lars van den Hoek Ostende on 28.09.2006, edited by Juliette Richter and Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)