Pinczow Limestone, rhodolith pavement (Miocene of Poland)

Where: Poland (50.5° N, 20.5° E: paleocoordinates 50.9° N, 19.2° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Pinczow Formation, Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• Middle Miocene (Badenian)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified limestone

• The densilty of sampling was higher where

•limestones with in-plance algal accumulations occur but lower in purely orgainodetrital limestones. Because of the poor expasure the samples were frequently taken from the weathering zone.

• composed of large, mainly sphaeroidal rhodoliths,the internal structure of which shows typically three growth stages: branching nucleus, laminar stage, and columnar stage.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: W. Studencki. 1988. Red algae from the Pinczow limestones (middle Miocene, Swietokrzyskie mountains, Poland). Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 33(1):3-57 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138295: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 10.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

Rhodophyceae
 Corallinales -
 Corallinales - Hapalidiaceae
Mesophyllum galettoi Mastrorilli 1967
Mesophyllum laffittei Lemoine 1939
Mesophyllum marosticae Mastrorilli 1973
""Lithothamnium" cf. fruticulosum" = Lithothamnion
""Lithothamnium" "sp. 3"" = Lithothamnion Heydrich 1897
""Lithothamnium" "sp. 4"" = Lithothamnion Heydrich 1897
"Palaeothamnium archaeotypum" = Lithothamnion ramosissimum Reuss 1847
 Corallinales - Corallinaceae
Lithoporella sp. Foslie 1909
Titanoderma nataliae Maslov 1956
"Lithophyllum duplex" = Titanoderma duplex Pisera and Studencki 1989
Corallina sp. Linnaeus
Jania dniestrovica Maslov 1961
Jania ucrainica Maslov 1962
Lithophyllum albanense Lemoine 1924
"Lithophyllum mgarrense" = Lithophyllum nitorum Adey and Adey 1973
Lithophyllum kamptneri Mastrorilli 1967
Lithophyllum minimum Mastrorilli 1967
Lithophyllum vicetinum Mastrorilli 1973
Leptolithophyllum
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