Gateway to the Paleobiology Database
Geiseltal (GPIUH collection) (Eocene of Germany)

Where: Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany (51.3° N, 12.0° E: paleocoordinates 48.3° N, 7.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Lutetian (48.6 - 40.4 Ma)

• The coallayer is at the border of Cusien to Lutetian

•Franzen & Haubold 1986: lower Middle Eocene

Environment/lithology: mire or swamp; lignite and shale

• Geiseltal comes from a swampy environment. Subsidence caused by dissolution of underlying salts and anhydrite ("volcanic basin" is the closest tectonic setting category).

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collection methods: bulk,

• Repository: Geological-Palšontological Museum of the University of Hamburg (GPIUH)

Primary reference: H. Haupt. 1956. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der eozšnen Arthopodenfauna des Geiseltales. Nova Acta Leopoldina 18(128):1-89 [M. Clapham/J. Karr] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 114060: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 09.08.2011, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)