Set II, Trench Z-17, near Debnik, Holy Cross Mountains, Poland (Devonian of Poland)

Where: Poland (51.0° N, 19.0° E: paleocoordinates 16.5° S, 26.9° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Famennian (376.1 - 370.6 Ma)

• This is earliest Famennian.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; shelly/skeletal lime mudstone and limestone

• "Devonian strata of the Debnik anticline (Cracow Region,

•southern Poland) were deposited in the proximal part of the

•PolisKWM/pasin trending NW–SE (Fig. 1). The

•basin was bordered from the north and east by the Byelo-

•russian Land (southwestern margin of the East European

•Craton), from the west by the Variscan Deformation Front,

•and from the south by the Moravian Karst and Sub-Carpa-

•thian Arch (Dadlez et al. 1994; Narkiewicz 1985, 1996;

•Narkiewicz and Hoffman 1989; Racki and Balin•ski 1998).

•The Devonian sequence of carbonates in the De•bnik area was

•deposited near the Sub-Carpathian Arch along the southern

•margin of the cratonic basin. Today these strata are usually

•poorly exposed in a small area centered around the village of


• Stratigraphic section indicates micritic limestone with shelly intercalations and nodules; and detrital limestones for this set of beds.

Primary reference: A. Balinski. 2002. Frasnian-Famennian brachiopod extinction and recovery in southern Poland. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 47(2):289-305 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35421: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 11.12.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Productida - Sentosiidae
 Productida - Productidae
 Athyridida - Athyrididae
 Rhynchonellida - Trigonirhynchiidae
 Orthida - Schizophoriidae
 Orthida - Rhipidomellidae
Rhipidomellidae indet. Schuchert 1913
 Lingulida - Lingulidae