Belchatow B: MN 5 - MN 6, Poland

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Palaina cf. martensi
Acanthinula informal sp. 1
Acanthinula informal sp. 2
Azeca sp.
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797
"freshwater snails"
Gastropoda - Architaenioglossa - Aciculidae
Renea pretiosa (Andreae 1904)
Acicula limbata
Gastropoda - Ellobiidae
Carychium eumicron
Carychium schwageri
Gastropoda - Vertiginidae
Negulus suturalis suturalis
Gastropoda - Clausiliidae
Clausiliidae indet. Gray 1855
4 species
Gastropoda - Gastrocoptidae
Gastrocopta noulentiana
Gastrocopta ferdinandi
Gastrocopta turgida
Gastropoda - Strobilopsidae
Strobilops informal sp. 1 Pilsbry 1893
Strobilops informal sp. 2 Pilsbry 1893
Gastropoda - Pupillidae
Vertigo minor
Vertigo callosa
Vertigo angulifera Boettger 1884
Gastropoda - Argnidae
Argna oppoliensis
Gastropoda - Endodontidae
Endodontidae indet. Pilsbry 1895
Gastropoda - Helicidae
Helicidae indet. Rafinesque 1815
Gastropoda - Zonitidae
Zonitidae indet. Mörch 1864
Gastropoda - Vitrinidae
Vitrinidae indet. Fitzinger 1833
Gastropoda - Oleacinidae
Oleacinidae indet. Adams and Adams 1850
Mammalia - Rodentia
Neocometes similis Fahlbusch 1966
Kowalski 1993 6 specimens
1m2, 2m3, 1M1, 1M2, 1M3, at least 3 individuals present
Mammalia - Rodentia - Gliridae
Microdyromys koenigswaldi de Bruijn 1966
Kowalski 1997 2 specimens
1M1, 1M2
Glirulus werenfelsi Engesser 1972
Kowalski 1997 4 specimens
1m1, 2M1, 1M2, minimum 2 individuals
Glirulus lissiensis Hugueney and Mein 1965
Kowalski 1997 3 specimens
1m1, 1m2, 1M3
Glis sp. Brisson 1762
Kowalski 1997 1 specimen
original and current combination Myoxus (Glis)
Glirudinus sp. de Bruijn 1966
Kowalski 1997 1 specimen
Glirudinus cf. minutus Wu 1993
Kowalski 1997 2 specimens
1m1, 1M1
Bransatoglis sp. Hugueney 1967
Kowalski 1997 5 specimens
2m3, 1P4, 1M1, 1M2
Mammalia - Plesiosoricidae
Plesiosorex germanicus (Seemann 1938)
Rzebik-Kowalska 1993 5 specimens
1M3, 2m1, 1m2, 1m3
Mammalia - Soricidae
Soricidae indet. Fischer 1814
Rzebik-Kowalska 1994 1 specimen
i1 broken, proximal part only
cf. Miosorex sp. Kretzoi 1959
Rzebik-Kowalska 1994 1 specimen
I1 (broken, only apex and part of the talon preserved)
Mammalia - Heterosoricidae
Dinosorex cf. zapfei Engesser 1975
Rzebik-Kowalska 1994 17 specimens
2I1, 2i1, 1A1, 1m1, 2m2, 1m3 and lots of fragments, at least 3 indivicuals
see common names

Coordinates: 51.4° North, 19.4° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:51.7° North, 18.1° East
Basis of coordinate:based on nearby landmark
Altitude:207 meters
Geographic resolution:outcrop
Period:Neogene Epoch:Miocene
10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 5
*Period:Tertiary *Epoch:Middle Miocene
Key time interval:MN 5 - MN 6
Age range of interval:15.97000 - 12.75000 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 B represents mammal zones MN 5/6 [JA: B 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
Collection methods and comments
Collection excludes:species names
Collection methods:field collection
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Collection method comments: authors say that there are 30 sp. of land snails present
Database number:31040
Authorizer:J. Alroy Enterer:E. Leckey
Modifier:J. Alroy Research group:vertebrate
Created:2003-04-07 16:48:38 Last modified:2007-03-02 22:27:44
Access level:the public Released:2003-04-07 16:48:38
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:

8433 K. Kowalski. 1993. Neocometes Schaub and Zapfe, 1953 (Rodentia, Mammalia) from the Miocene of Belchatow (Poland). Acta zoologica Cracoviensia 36(2):259-265 [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]
84065% 4500B. Rzebik-Kowalska. 1993. Insectivora (Mammalia) from the Miocene of Belchatow in Poland. I. Metacodontidae: Plesiosorex Pomel, 1854. Acta zoologica Cracoviensia 36(2):267-274 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/J. Alroy]
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]