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First record of insects in lignite-bearing formations (upper Eocene) of the central German Leipzig Embayment


Author(s)

Lutz Kunzmann, Christian Müller, Karolin Moraweck, Dorothea Bräutigam, Torsten Wappler, André Nel


Abstract:

The first unequivocal insect remains from compression plant assemblages of the central German Leipzig Embayment (former Weißelster Basin) are reported and briefly described. The fossil taphocoenosis comes from the upper Bartonian or lower Priabonian Luckenau Clay complex (lignite-bearing Borna Formation) that represents sediments of coastal alluvial braidplain origin. Autecological interpretations of insect taxa are in accordance with plant-based environmental reconstructions as three of five insect taxa are closely related to freshwater environments. Based on the accompanying plant assemblage the palaeoclimate of the habitat is characterized as “subtropical” and humid, but with a distinctive seasonality in precipitation.


Keywords: Fossil aquatic insects, Palaeoecology, Palaeoclimate, Fossil leaf assemblage, Zeitz floristic complex 


DOI: 10.1007/s12542-017-0367-3


READ IT HERE: https://rd.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12542-017-0367-3


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Lurdes Fonseca

Assistant Professor and Researcher at University of Lisbon
Sociologist (PhD), Paleontologist (Researcher in Micropaleontology), Majors in Sociology and Biology, Minor in Geology. Main interests in Paleontology: Microfossils, Molecular fossils, Paleobiology and Paleoecology. (read more about me)

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