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FranzBernhard posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsHello, another fossil hunting trip to the "Florianer Schichten" in St. Josef, Styria, Austria (Styrian basin, Miocene - Langhian, ca. 15 Ma). This time I went to a locality (Fuggaberg-6), that is dominated by the horn snails Terebralia lignitarum. This is one of the most common molluscs in the "Florianer Schichten", but only in some localities. The recent species Terebalia palustris is living in mangrove forests in the intertidal zone and is a herbivore. I discovered this locality at 10/22/2016 and collected there at 04/22/2017. Now, about 1 1/2 years later, I visited it again. Not much was to see, it looked nearly natural again, so I had to scratch a few minutes to make an outcrop. I have done this scratching at 11/08/2018 and made the photos at 11/11/2018. First "pic" is a geological overview of Styria with the position of St. Josef southwest of Graz. Second "pic" is a map of the area, site "Fuggaberg-6" is near the "H" of Höllerkogel. Third pic is an overview of the area with the outcrop in the center. Fourth pic is the outcrop. Scale bar is 1x1 m, left of the green x is a layer rich in gastros, left of the red x is a layer rich in oysters. Fifth pic is a detail of the outcrop. Terebralia are enriched in some spots, field of view is about 16 cm. To be continued...