A new occurrence of a classic "Árpád-type" mollusc fauna from the Upper Miocene of Kozármisleny, southern Hungary

Lajos Tamás Katona, János Kovács, Imre Magyar, Mária Süto-Szentai, Tibor Berta

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Abstract

A classic but very rare "Árpád-type"mollusc assemblage, representing the endemic fauna of the Late Miocene-Early Pliocene Lake Pannon, was discovered in Kozármisleny (near Pécs, southern Hungary). The fossils were collected from silt layers deposited in the shallow sublittoral zone of Lake Pannon, exposed in an 8-10 m high road cut. The assemblage contained some very rare species, including the type species of the genus Lymnocardium, L. haueri (M. HÖRNES). Palynological investigations from the same layers failed to yield age-diagnostic dinoflagellates, and pointed to a brackish - freshwater depositional environment and warm temperate climate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-118
Number of pages8
JournalGeologia Croatica
Volume66
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Granulometry
  • Lake pannon
  • Molluscs
  • Palynomorphs
  • Pannonian basin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)

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