Oxfordian cryptic fauna from the neptunian dikes of Poland
Trzęsiok, Dawid R.; Wieczorek, Anna; Brachaniec, Tomasz; Leśko, Katarzyna; Brom, Krzysztof R.; Skreczko, Sylwia
published: Jul 1, 2016
ArtNo. ESP155028101003, Price: 29.00 €
In this paper we document Late Jurassic (Oxfordian) fauna found in neptunian dikes in southern Poland (Wysoka Quarry). Among documented taxa, autochthonous cyrtocrinid crinoids belonging to Eugeniacrinites and represented by in-situ preserved holdfasts associated with well-preserved and articulated cups, and stem parts were recorded. Other elements fauna in the dikes infills are likely allochthonous and include brachiopods, ammonites, belemnites, sponges, annelids and bi-valves. Our data suggest that submarine cryptic palaeoenvironments were inhabited more frequently by Mesozoic crinoids than previously thought.