Record details

    Plant assemblages from the hanging wall sequence of the opencast mine Oberdorf N Voitsberg, Styria (Austria, Early Miocene, Ottnangian)
Statement of responsibility
    Johanna Kovar-Eder, Barbara Meller
    Kovar-Eder, Johanna
    Meller, Barbara
Source title - serial
    Palaeontographica. Abteilung B, Paläophytologie
    Vol. 259, no. 1-6
    p. 65-112
    2 obr., 5 tab., 6 pl., 3 s.bibl.
    Německé resumé
    Zkr. název ser.: Palaeontographica
Subject group
    jihočeské pánve
    nový taxon
    podkrušnohorské pánve
    popis taxonů
    uhelná sloj
Geographical name
    Mydlovary (České Budějovice)
Abstract (in english)
   The hanging wall sequence in the eastern subbasin of the lignite opencast mine Oberdorf (Köflach-Voitsberg Formation), N Voitsberg (Styria, Austria; Early miocene, Ottnangian) has been investigated for diaspores and leaves. Alnus oberdorfensis sp.n.? Cordonia oberdorfensis sp.n.,? Cleyera schilcheriana sp.n., and Dicotylophyllum dieteri sp.n. are described for the first time. Magnolia librarensis (Kräusel a Weyland) Kvaček, Laurus abchasica (Kolakovskij a shakryl) Freguson, and cf. Ampelopsis (leaves) as well as taxus, Viola, primulaceae (cf. Naumburgia), Staphylea bessarabica Negru, ? Sapindoidea margaritifera (Ludwig) Kirchheimer, and Aralia pusilla Dorofeev (diaspores) represent first records from Austria. Aquatic and herbaceous plants of reed and swamp facies are rare and not diverse. On the other hand woody taxa representing alluvial forests and partly swampy habitats in floodplain, floodbasin, and blackswamp facies are diversified and often abundant.
   The diversity and percentages of probably mesophytic representatives of natural levees and zonal forests are mostly low. The floristic differences between the plant assemblages from different parts of the Oberdorf section resulted from facies changes during the depositional phase in the Oberdorf basin. Compared with different Early/Middle Miocene (lignite-bearing) deposits of Europe, distinct differences are mainly linked to the floristic composition of wettland habitats
    Česká geologická služba
Contributor code
    ČGS (UNM)
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Entered date
    28. 3. 2008
Import date
    8. 8. 2012