Belchatow A (Miocene of Poland)

Where: Poland (51.4° N, 19.4° E: paleocoordinates 51.7° N, 18.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: MN 9 (11.1 - 9.7 Ma)

• material collected from three horizons in the brown-coal mine, unit A represents mammal zone MN 9 [JA: A entered in local bed field]

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; coal and shelly/skeletal carbonate

• brown coal mine containing several layers of limnic carbonate sediments intercalated between coal seams

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: 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]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 31039: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 07.04.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
"freshwater snails"
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Microtocricetus molassicus1 Fahlbusch and Mayr 1975 mouse
3m1, 4m2, 4m3, 3M1, 2M2, 3M3 (and several fragments) at least 3 individuals
 Rodentia - Gliridae
Microdyromys sp.2 de Bruijn 1966 dormouse
1p4, 1m1, 1m2
Glirulus werenfelsi2 Engesser 1972 Japanese dormouse
1p4, 1m1, 1m2, 1M2, 1M3
Glirulus lissiensis2 Hugueney and Mein 1965 Japanese dormouse
3p4, 3m1, 6m2, 1m3, 1P4, 3M1, 1M2, 3M3
Muscardinus hispanicus2 de Bruijn 1966 dormouse
5m1, 1m2, 1dP4, 1P4, 1M1, fragments, minimum 3 individuals
Glis vallesiensis2 Agusti 1981 dormouse
minimum 14 individuals
Bransatoglis astaracensis2 Baudelot 1970 dormouse
1m2, 1M2
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
cf. Crusafontina sp.3 Gibert 1975 red-toothed shrew
3I1, 1i1, all broken, minimum 2 individuals
 Tribosphenida - Heterosoricidae
Dinosorex sp.3 Engesser 1972 placental
4I1, 5A1, 2P4, 5M1, 7M2, 2M3, plus lots of broken and fragmented pieces, minimum 5 individuals
 Tribosphenida - Dimylidae
Plesiodimylus sp.4 Gaillard 1897 placental
Plesiodimylus chantrei4 Gaillard 1899 placental
1?I1, 1?P1, 2?P3, 2P4, 3p1, 4m1, 6m2, plus lots of fragments, minimum 6 individuals
? Chainodus sp.4 Ziegler 1990 placental
?C, 1p1, 2p4, 1m1, 1m2, minimum 2 individuals