Pinczow Limestone, organodetrital (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 138307: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 11.01.2013

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Taxonomic list

Rhodophyceae
 Corallinales -
 Corallinales - Hapalidiaceae
Mesophyllum rigidum Mastrorilli 1967
Mesophyllum koritzae Lemoine 1923
Mesophyllum galettoi Mastrorilli 1967
""Lithothamnium" cf. fruticulosum" = Lithothamnion
"Lithothamnium" prascoi Mastrorilli 1967
"Palaeothamnium archaeotypum" = Lithothamnion ramosissimum Reuss 1847
 Corallinales - Corallinaceae
Jania ucrainica Maslov 1962
Lithophyllum albanense Lemoine 1924
"Lithophyllum mgarrense" = Lithophyllum nitorum Adey and Adey 1973
Lithophyllum intumescens Mastrorilli 1967
Lithophyllum kamptneri Mastrorilli 1967