Basic information
Sample name: Mühlbach

Reference: G. Daxner-Höck. 2003. Cricetodon meini and other rodents from Mühlbach and Grund, Lower Austria (Middle Miocene, late MN5). Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 104(A):267-291 [ER 2353]
Country: Austria

Coordinate: 48° 30' N, 15° 49' E
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: coordinate based on Hohenwarth-Mühlbach am Manhartsberg
MN5, and 14.8 to 15.1 Ma based on foram biostratigraphy
Climate and habitat
Substrate: ground surface
Lithology: siltstone
Habitat comments: "Sediments and fossils of these sections display marine conditions. Only few remains of terrestrial vertebrates such as mammals, reptiles, birds and amphibians are transported into these marine environments"
"brownish silt"
Life forms: rodents
Sites: 2
Sampling methods: screenwash
Sample size: 133
Years: 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000
Sampling comments: "Numerous rodent remains from Mühlbach were recovered by washing two large samples Mü1 and Mü2, in total about 700 kg sediment... For washing, sieves with mesh sizes of 0.5, 2.0 and 5.0 mm were used"
counts for Mühlbach 1 and 2 are combined in the text
taxa other than rodents are not discussed
Sample: 2523
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2017-02-14 10:06:50
Modified: 2017-02-17 13:47:44
Abundance distribution
7 species
2 singletons
total count 133
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 1.573
geometric series k: 0.5210
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7335
Shannon's H: 1.4830
Good's u: 0.9850