Deep-water brachiopod assemblage from the Middle Miocene of Kralice nad Oslavou, Moravia, southeastern Czech Republic

Maria Aleksandra BITNER, Kamil ZÁGORŠEK & Šárka HLADILOVÁ

en Comptes Rendus Palevol 12 (2) - Pages 81-89

Published on 28 February 2013

Eight brachiopod species, i.e. Novocrania sp., Cryptopora lovisati (Dreger, 1911), “Terebratula” sp., Megathiris detruncata (Gmelin, 1791), Argyrotheca cuneata (Risso, 1826), Joania cordata (Risso, 1826), Megerlia truncata (Linnaeus, 1767), and Platidia anomioides (Scacchi and Philippi, 1844), have been identified in the Middle Miocene deposits of Kralice nad Oslavou, Moravia, Czech Republic. The species C. lovisati and P. anomioides dominate the studied assemblage, while others are very rare. Novocrania, C. lovisati and M. truncata are reported for the first time from the Moravian part of the Carpathian Foredeep. In species composition, the assemblage from Kralice resembles other Middle Miocene Paratehyan assemblages, interpreted as shallow water, but the dominance of C. lovisati and P. anomioides makes it clearly different, indicating an environment deeper than 100 m.


Brachiopoda, Middle Miocene, Badenian, Central Paratethys, Moravia, Czech Republic

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