Mammals, fish otoliths and charophytes from the Lower Cyrena Beds (Oligocene) of the folded molasse of Bavaria (Murnau syncline)

Citation
U. Uhlig et al., Mammals, fish otoliths and charophytes from the Lower Cyrena Beds (Oligocene) of the folded molasse of Bavaria (Murnau syncline), ECLOG GEOL, 93(3), 2000, pp. 503-516
Citations number
59
Language
FRANCESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Earth Sciences
Journal title
ECLOGAE GEOLOGICAE HELVETIAE
ISSN journal
0012-9402 → ACNP
Volume
93
Issue
3
Year of publication
2000
Pages
503 - 516
Database
ISI
SICI code
0012-9402(2000)93:3<503:MFOACF>2.0.ZU;2-Q
Abstract
A new fossil faunal and floral assemblage is described from several localit ies in the Lower Cyrena Beds which are part of the Bavarian folded molasse. The localities are situated in the northeastern region of the Murnau syncl ine, Mammals, fish otoliths, and charophytes studied herein support a biost ratigraphic age of the Lower Cyrena Beds corresponding to the mammal level MP 24. Furthermore, remains of the terrestrial gastropod species Pomatias a ntiquum indicate a stratigraphic position within the Chattian (Upper Oligoc ene). Based on sedimentological and palaeoecological studies, we propose a deltaic or estuarine palaeoenvironment with mangrove vegetation for the Low er Cyrena Beds of the eastern region of the Murnau synclinc.