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Obora, southern edge of ravine (Permian of Czech Republic)

Also known as Obora

Where: Czech Republic (49.5° N, 16.6° E: paleocoordinates 4.8° N, 24.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Letovice Formation, Asselian (298.9 - 295.0 Ma)

• Middle Bačov beds. 45 cm under the 20 cm thick bed of massive clayey limestone. The age of unit is not satisfactorily resolved and differs by author and study. Kozur (1980) and Pešek et al. (2001) suggested a late Autunian to early Saxonian age whereas Šim?nek & Martínek (2009) and Schneider & Werneburg (2012) interpreted a Sakmarian to Artinskian age for the formation. In contrast Štamberg (2014), based on duration of fish zones, believes that the upper part of the formation is still of Asselian age. Opluštil et al. (2017) assigned the Letovice formation to the Asselian.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - small; lithified, gray, yellow, argillaceous shale

• The Boskovice graben is an SSW to NNE trending, elongated asymmetrical basin.
• Gray-yellow mottled clayey slate

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by J. Kukalová, K. Havlata, A. Havlatová

Primary reference: J. Kukalová. 1963. Permian insects of Moravia. Part I - Miomoptera. Sborník Geologických Ved, Paleontologie 1:7-52 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 114186: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 11.08.2011, edited by Jered Karr

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