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Die Fischreste aus dem Unter-Pannonium (Ober-Miozän) von Mataschen, Steiermark (Österreich)

Author(s): Schultz Ortwin

Journal: Joannea Geologie und Paläontologie
ISSN 1562-9449

Volume: 5;
Start page: 231;
Date: 2004;
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Keywords: Styrian Basin | Mataschen | Miocene | Pannonian | Fishes

Based on bones, especially denture bones, teeth and otoliths, the following bony fish taxa can be determined from the Lower Pannonian („Zone B“ after Papp 1951; Upper Miocene) of the clay pit Mataschen, SE Feldbach (Styria, Austria): Barbus (“Bertinius”) sp., Scardinius sp. (Cyprinidae/carps), Moronidae indet. gen. et sp., Sparus sp. and Sparidae indet. gen. et sp. (Sparidae/porgies), Sciaenidae indet., Umbrina subcirrhosa Schubert, 1902, Umbrina cf. cirrosa (Linnaeus, 1758), Umbrina aff. cirrhosoides (Schubert, 1902), Trewasciaena kokeni (Schubert, 1902), Trewasciaena aff. kokeni (Schubert, 1902) (all Sciaenidae/croakers) and Pelamycybium partschi (Münster, 1846) (Scombridae/mackerels). Both carps indicate freshwater, probably a slowly running river with muddy bottom. Croakers, such as Umbrina and Trewasciaena, and the mackerel Pelamycybium are characteristic inhabitants of brackish waters during the Pannonian. The Moronidae and Sparidae occupied both brackish and freshwater habitats at that time.
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