Set III (middle part), 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. I am including the beds from about 2m above to the base of set III to about 4 m above the base of set III.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

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

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

•Polish epicontinental basin 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, some with shelly intercalations.

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 35423: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 11.12.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Athyridida - Athyrididae
 Rhynchonellida - Leiorhynchidae