Belchatow C: MN 4, Poland

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758
Stworzewicz and Szynkiewicz 1989
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797
Stworzewicz and Szynkiewicz 1989
freshwater snails
Mammalia - Rodentia
Neocometes similis Fahlbusch 1966
Kowalski 1993 7 specimens
2m1, 2m2, 2M2, 1M3, at least 3 individuals
Mammalia - Rodentia - Gliridae
cf. Heteromyoxus sp. Dehm 1938
Kowalski 1997 2 specimens
Glirulus diremptus Mayr 1979
Kowalski 1997 3 specimens
1m1, 2ms
cf. Glis sp. Brisson 1762
Kowalski 1997 1 specimen
original and current combination Myoxus (Glis)
1 fragmentary left M1
Myoglis antecedens Mayr 1979
Kowalski 1997 9 specimens
1p4, 3m1, 1m2, 1m3, 1P4, 1M1, 1M2, minimum 2 individuals
Glirudinus undosus Mayr 1979
Kowalski 1997 2 specimens
1m3, 1M1
Mammalia - Soricidae
cf. Florinia stehlini (Doben-Florin 1964)
Rzebik-Kowalska 1994 1 specimen
1m2, broken into two parts
Mammalia - Heterosoricidae
Heterosoricinae indet. Viret and Zapfe 1951
Rzebik-Kowalska 1994 1 specimen
spelled with current rank as Heterosoricidae
Heterosorex sp. Gaillard 1915
Rzebik-Kowalska 1994 2 specimens
1I1, 1M2, both broken, minimum 2 individuals
Mammalia - Dimylidae
Plesiodimylus cf. chantrei Gaillard 1899
Rzebik-Kowalska 1996 46 specimens
1I1, 4P4, 4M1, 2M2, 1p1, 9m1, 8m2, lots of fragments, minimum 9 individuals
Chainodus intercedens (Müller 1967)
Rzebik-Kowalska 1996 8 specimens
3P4, 1p4, 1m1, 1m2, 2 fragments or mandibles with teeth, minimum 2 individuals
see common names

Coordinates: 51.4° North, 19.4° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:51.7° North, 17.9° East
Basis of coordinate:based on nearby landmark
Altitude:207 meters
Geographic resolution:outcrop
Period:Neogene Epoch:Miocene
Stage:Burdigalian 10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 5
*Period:Tertiary *Epoch:Early/Lower Miocene
Key time interval:MN 4
Age range of interval:16.90000 - 15.97000 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 C represents mammal zone MN 4 [JA: C entered in local bed field]
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: coal
Secondary lithology:shelly/skeletal "carbonate"
Includes fossils?Y
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:31041
Authorizer:J. Alroy Enterer:E. Leckey
Modifier:J. Alroy Research group:vertebrate
Created:2003-04-07 16:51:20 Last modified:2007-03-02 22:28:19
Access level:the public Released:2003-04-07 16:51:20
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

8406.5% 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]

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]
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]
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]