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Messel (Eocene of Germany)

Also known as ETE Locality 1576, Messel,

Where: Hessen, Germany (49.9° N, 8.7° E: paleocoordinates 46.9° N, 4.8° E)

When: Messel Formation, MP 11 (48.6 - 40.4 Ma)

• ETE dating method: time_unit, ETE age comment: 0.

•Lower Middle-Eocene, Lutetian

•JA: MP 11

Environment/lithology: lacustrine; shale

• ETE sed env 1: lacustrine, ETE sed env 2: . ETE event: flood, ETE env comment: drowning
• ETE rock type adj: 0, ETE lithology comments: .

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: ETE Size: .; ETE reference list: 666, 664, 645, 493, 638, 983, ; ETE museum list:

Primary reference: E. Wittich. 1898. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Messeler Braunkohle und ihrer Fauna. Abhandlungen der großherzoglich Hessischen geologischen Landesanstalt zu Darmstadt 3(3):79-147 [J. Alroy/S. Kuemmell/S. Kuemmell] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 22701: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 29.05.2001, edited by Philip Mannion, Susanna Kümmell, John Alroy, Emmanuel Fara, Lars van den Hoek Ostende, Mark Uhen, David Nicholson, Terri Cleary and Patricia Holroyd

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