Stare Gliwice - Mesofossils (Miocene to of Poland)

Also known as Starych Gliwic

Where: Silesia, Poland (50.3° N, 18.7° E: paleocoordinates 50.6° N, 17.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Langhian to Langhian (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; unlithified claystone

• Miocene clays occur in the south-eastern part of the outcrop, which is 8 m. high; marine clays occur at the bottom, freshwater ones at the top, and there is also a passage layer of brackish character..... The flora was collected mainly from the freshwater bed...., partly also from the brackish one.

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: original carbon, replaced with pyrite

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

• Szafer lists the pollen described from the locality by J Oszastowna in his table, but at the generic level, thus confusing any attempt to understand diversity described at the specific level from mesofossils. To that end, BH Tiffney decided to create two separate entries for this locality, one based on pollen and one on mesofossils.

Primary reference: W. Szafer. 1961. Miocenska Flora ze Starych Gliwic na Slasku (Miocene Flora of Stare Gliwice in Upper Silesia). Prace Instytut Geologiczny 33:1-205 [B. Tiffney/B. Tiffney/B. Tiffney]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 28442: authorized by Bruce Tiffney, entered by Bruce Tiffney on 13.02.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Alismatidae - Alismatidae
Hydrocharis sp. Linnaeus
 Alismatales - Alismatidae
 Pinales - Podocarpaceae
 Pinales - Cupressaceae
Libocedrus salicornioides
Libocedrus salicornioides (Ung.) Heer of Szafer = Libocedrites salicornioides (Ung.) End
 Pinales - Pinaceae
 Pinales - Taxodiaceae
Glyptostrobus europaeus Unger 1850 Chinese swamp cypress
Sequoia langsdorfi coast redwood
 Equisetales - Equisetaceae
Equisetum sp. Linnaeus
 Alismales - Alismaceae
 Cyperales - Commelinidae
 Typhales - Commelinidae
  - Sphagnaceae
Sphagnum sp. Linnaeus
 Rhamnales - Rosidae
Vitis teutonica grapevine
Vitis ludwigi grapevine
Vitis silvestris grapevine
Vitis sp. Linnaeus grapevine
 Urticales - Dilleniidae
 Theales - Dilleniidae
 Polygonales - Caryophyllidae
 Juglandales - Hamamelidae
 Magnoliales - Magnoliaceae
 Magnoliales - Lauraceae
 Saxifragales - Hamamelidaceae
 Myrtales - Lythraceae
 Apiales - Araliaceae
 Ericales - Ericaceae
 Malvales - Tiliaceae
 Rosales - Rosaceae
 Sapindales - Aceraceae
 Geraniales - Simarubaceae
 Cornales - Cornaceae
Cornus mas dogwood
Cornus "sp. 1" Linnaeus 1753 dogwood
Cornus "sp. 2" Linnaeus 1753 dogwood
Cornus alba dogwood
 Cornales - Symplocaceae
 Fagales - Betulaceae
 Fagales - Fagaceae
 Solanales - Solanaceae
 Ranunculales - Sabiaceae
 Ranunculales - Ranunculaceae
 Violales - Salicaceae
 Lamiales - Labiatae
Labiatae indet. de Jussieu
 Nymphaeales - Nymphaeaceae
Nymphaea lotus water lily
Nymphaea alba water lily
  - Mastixiaceae