Pinczow Limestone, branching algae facies (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 red-algal limestones have been reported bath from

•the southern slopes of the Swie$okrzyskie Mts. and Lublin Upland, and from the northern Carpathian border. 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.

• Main rock-forming element of diverse calcareous and/or marly

•and sandy deposits. 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 138305: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 10.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Foraminifera -
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Venus multilamella" = Venus (Ventricoloidea) multilamella
"Venus multilamella" = Venus (Ventricoloidea) multilamella Lamarck 1818 venus clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Plagiocardium papillosum Poli 1781 cockle
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Bittium sp. Gray 1847 cerith snail
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
 Terebratulida - Terebratulidae
 Corallinales -
 Corallinales - Hapalidiaceae
Mesophyllum rigidum Mastrorilli 1967
Mesophyllum laffittei Lemoine 1939
Lithothamnium cf. viallii Mastrorilli 1973
 Corallinales - Corallinaceae
Jania dniestrovica Maslov 1961
Lithophyllum albanense Lemoine 1924
Lithophyllum besalotos Johnson 1962
Lithophyllum minimum Mastrorilli 1967