Belchatow A: MN 9, Poland

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797
"freshwater snails"
Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae
Microtocricetus molassicus Fahlbusch and Mayr 1975
Kowalski 1993 19 specimens
3m1, 4m2, 4m3, 3M1, 2M2, 3M3 (and several fragments) at least 3 individuals
Mammalia - Rodentia - Gliridae
Microdyromys sp. de Bruijn 1966
Kowalski 1997 3 specimens
1p4, 1m1, 1m2
Glirulus werenfelsi Engesser 1972
Kowalski 1997 5 specimens
1p4, 1m1, 1m2, 1M2, 1M3
Glirulus lissiensis Hugueney and Mein 1965
Kowalski 1997 21 specimens
3p4, 3m1, 6m2, 1m3, 1P4, 3M1, 1M2, 3M3
Muscardinus hispanicus de Bruijn 1966
Kowalski 1997 10 specimens
5m1, 1m2, 1dP4, 1P4, 1M1, fragments, minimum 3 individuals
Glis vallesiensis Agusti 1981
Kowalski 1997 86 specimens
minimum 14 individuals
Bransatoglis astaracensis (Baudelot 1970)
Kowalski 1997 2 specimens
1m2, 1M2
Mammalia - Soricidae
cf. Crusafontina sp. Gibert 1975
Rzebik-Kowalska 1994 4 specimens
3I1, 1i1, all broken, minimum 2 individuals
Mammalia - Heterosoricidae
Dinosorex sp. Engesser 1972
Rzebik-Kowalska 1994 48 specimens
4I1, 5A1, 2P4, 5M1, 7M2, 2M3, plus lots of broken and fragmented pieces, minimum 5 individuals
Mammalia - Dimylidae
Plesiodimylus sp. Gaillard 1897
Rzebik-Kowalska 1996 2 specimens
Plesiodimylus chantrei Gaillard 1899
Rzebik-Kowalska 1996 35 specimens
1?I1, 1?P1, 2?P3, 2P4, 3p1, 4m1, 6m2, plus lots of fragments, minimum 6 individuals
? Chainodus sp. Ziegler 1990
Rzebik-Kowalska 1996 6 specimens
?C, 1p1, 2p4, 1m1, 1m2, minimum 2 individuals
see common names

Coordinates: 51.4° North, 19.4° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:51.7° North, 18.5° East
Basis of coordinate:based on nearby landmark
Altitude:207 meters
Geographic resolution:outcrop
Period:Neogene Epoch:Miocene
Stage:Tortonian 10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 6
*Period:Tertiary *Epoch:Middle Miocene
Key time interval:MN 9
Age range of interval:11.10000 - 9.70000 m.y. ago
* legacy (obsolete) database fields
Local order:top to bottom
Stratigraphy comments: material collected from three horizons in the brown-coal mine, unit A represents mammal zone MN 9 [JA: A entered in local bed field]
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: coal
Secondary lithology:shelly/skeletal "carbonate"
Includes fossils?Y
Lithology description: brown coal mine containing several layers of limnic carbonate sediments intercalated between coal seams
Environment:terrestrial indet.
Modes of preservation:body
Size of fossils:mesofossils
Disassociated minor elements:all
Temporal resolution:time-averaged
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:field collection
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Database number:31039
Authorizer:J. Alroy Enterer:E. Leckey
Modifier:J. Alroy Research group:vertebrate
Created:2003-04-07 16:39:22 Last modified:2007-03-02 22:27:02
Access level:the public Released:2003-04-07 16:39:22
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

8432. E. Stworzewicz and A. Szynkiewicz. 1989. Miocenskie slimaki ladowe we wschodniej czesci odkrywki KWB Belchatow [Miocene land snails from eastern part of Belchatow Brown Coal delf.]. Kwartalink Geologiczny 32(3-4):655-662 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]

Secondary references:

8434 K. Kowalski. 1993. Microtocricetus molassicus Fahlbusch and Mayr, 1975 (Rodentia, Mammalia) from the Miocene of Belchatow (Poland). Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia 36(2):251-258 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]
83785% 2680K. Kowalski. 1997. Gliridae (Mammalia: Rodentia) from the Miocene of Belchatow in Poland. Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia 40(2):173-198 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/M. Uhen]
8440 B. Rzebik-Kowalska. 1994. Insectivora (Mammalia) from the Miocene of Belchatow in Poland. II. Soricidae Fischer von Waldheim, 1817. Acta zoologica Cracoviensia 37(1):137-155 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]
8441 B. Rzebik-Kowalska. 1996. Insectivora (Mammalia) from the Miocene of Belchatow, Poland. III. Dimylidae Schlosser, 1887. Acta zoologica Cracoviensia 39(1):447-468 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]