Micropalaeontological Collection

The core of the micropalaeontological collection is formed by the material of Reuss from the second half of the 19th century. It has been continuously extended and contains a wealth of individual microfossils and sediment samples, mainly thanks to the efforts of F. Rögl.

The collection focuses on Cenozoic foraminifera of the Paratethys area, but also includes numerous ostracods and other microfossils (e.g. the Pia collection of dasycladacean thin sections).


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Published type-catalogues:

  • Flügel, E. 1960. Typen-Katalog. Verzeichnis der in der Geologisch-Paläontologischen Abteilung des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien aufbewahrten Typen sowie Abbildungsoriginale. I. Invertebrata: 1. Protozoa. 2. Coelenterata. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 64: 65-104 - Wien.
  • Hofmann, T. & Granier, B. 1994. A Guide to the Collection of Julius Pia. 1st Part: “Neue Studien über triadische Siphonae verticilatae” Julius v. Pia, 1912. Beiträge zur Paläontologie 19: 149-151, Wien
  • Granier, B. & Hofmann, T. 2002. A Guide to the Collection of Julius Pia. 2nd Part. In; Bucur, I.I. & Filipescu, S. (eds.). Research advances in calcareous algae and microbial carbonates, p. 135-144. Cluj University Press.
  • Pia J. 1920. Katalog der Diploporensammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 33: N 1 - N 16, Wien.