Ecology of the Eocene Lake Messel revealed by analysis of small fish coprolites and sediments from a drilling core

@article{Richter2005EcologyOT,
  title={Ecology of the Eocene Lake Messel revealed by analysis of small fish coprolites and sediments from a drilling core},
  author={G. Richter and S. Wedmann},
  journal={Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={223},
  pages={147-161}
}
  • G. Richter, S. Wedmann
  • Published 2005
  • Geology
  • Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
  • Abstract A research drilling project in the Eocene Messel pit, Germany, provided the opportunity to conduct an ecological analysis of the developmental history of the former Lake Messel. The analysis of samples from different horizons of the drilling core showed that small fish coprolites were quite abundant in the biogenic sediments, down to a drilling depth of 132 m. Only in the most basal layers of the biogenic “oil-shale” sediments were no coprolites found. This can be explained by the… CONTINUE READING
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