Przeworno 2, Lower Silesia (Miocene to of Poland)

Where: Silesia, Poland (50.7° N, 17.2° E: paleocoordinates 51.0° N, 15.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Langhian to Langhian (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• MN5-7, Middle Miocene. Karst fissures and channels in a marble quarry of probable Proterozoic age. Przeworno 2 is a 12m vertical fissure in the west wall of the quarry, filled with clay and blocks of marble. Probably the same age as Przeworno 1.

Environment/lithology: fissure fill

• clay and blocks of marble.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: Site found in 1970.

Primary reference: K. Kowalski. 1990. Stratigraphy of Neogene mammals in Poland. In E.H. Lindsay, V. Fahlbusch and P. Mein, eds., European Neogene Mammal Chronology, Plenum Press, New York 193-209 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 42596: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 03.08.2004, edited by Jason Head and Evangelos Vlachos

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Local environment probably mixed with both humid forests and savannas nearby (interpretation based on fauna).
 Testudines - Panchelydridae
Chelydropsis murchisoni1 Bell 1836 turtle
ZZSiD, almost complete skull
 Testudines - Pangeoemydidae
Ptychogaster emydoides1 Pomel 1847 turtle
 Squamata - Colubridae
Colubrinae "indet . A"2 Oppel 1811 colubrid snake
 Primates - Pliopithecidae
Pliopithecus antiquus Blainville 1839 monkey
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Brachypotherium brachypus Lartet 1848 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Anchitherium aurelianense Cuvier 1825 anchitheriine horse
 Carnivora - Felidae
Pseudaelurus lorteti Gaillard 1899 cat
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
Conohyus simorrensis Lartet 1851 pig
 Artiodactyla -
Taucanamo sansaniense Lartet 1851 even-toed ungulate
 Artiodactyla - Tragulidae
Dorcatherium crassum Lartet 1851 chevrotain
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae