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Kraftwerksbaustelle Traun-Pucking (Miocene of Austria)

Where: Oberösterreich, Austria (48.2° N, 14.2° E: paleocoordinates 48.3° N, 12.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Älterer Schlier Formation, Aquitanian (23.0 - 20.4 Ma)

• Lower Miocene, upper Egerian stage (=early Aquitanian), corresponding to the lower part of the nannoplankton zone NN2 (Gregorova et al. 2009; Grunert et al. 2010). Description and comparisons (Gölich & Mayr 2017).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified shale

• no direction information given: classified as coastal based on lithology
• "Schieferton": lithified based on preservation of figured alcid type specimen

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected in 1980

• Naturhistorisches Museum Wien collection

Primary reference: J. Mlikovsky. 1987. Eine neue Alkenart (Aves: Alcidae) aus dem Ober-Oligozän Österreiches. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 88:131-147 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 84653: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 05.11.2008

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