Basic information
Sample name: Sondershausen

Reference: M. Hellmund and R. Ziegler. 2012. A Ruscinian mammalian microfauna from a fissure filling near Sondershausen (Thuringia, Central Germany). Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 131:77-94 [ER 2364]
Country: Germany

Coordinate: 51° 21' 28" N, 10° 55' 18" E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "2 km south of the city of Sondershausen"
"The fauna as a whole correlates with the late Ruscinian Unit MN 15" (i.e., roughly 4 Ma)
Climate and habitat
Substrate: ground surface
Lithology: claystone
Habitat comments: "The karst fissure is more or less vertically oriented with a maximum width of ca. 50 cm... The fissure filling is a yellowish to brown, decalcified, in fresh state ductile lubricating clay"
Life forms: bats, rodents, other small mammals
Sampling methods: screenwash
Sample size: 621
Years: 1995
Sampling comments: "A sample of ca. 300 kg from near the top down to a depth of 180 cm has been taken... The sampled material was screen-washed with several sieves down to a mesh of 0.5 mm"
Sample: 2537
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2017-02-14 20:06:16
Modified: 2017-02-17 13:51:06
Abundance distribution
13 species
3 singletons
total count 621
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 2.325
geometric series k: 0.6015
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.4607
Shannon's H: 1.0370
Good's u: 0.9952