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Author(s): Katona, L. T., Kutasi, Cs., Papp, B. & Tóth, S.
Title: Újabb szenzációs őslénytani leletek a pulai alginitbányából
Title: Further remarkable palaeontological fi nds at the alginite quarry in Pula
Year: 2014
Volume: 106
Pages: 117-140.

Abstract: Remains of a volcanic crater from the Pliocene (4 million years ago), filled with alginite, were discovered near the village of Pula, Veszprém County, in 1973. Paleontological research begun at the Pula alginite mine in 2003 has yielded several hundred specimens for the collections at the Bakony Museum of the Hungarian Natural History Museum. The latest collections have yielded large numbers of insects (mayfly larvae, dragonflies, bugs, mosquitoes, grasshoppers, flies, wasps, beetles, etc.) and specimens of moss. Many of the specimens are from extant genera and the species can be identified in some cases. Specimens of two groups of such insect fossils have presentday relatives in the Mediterranean basin (Isoptera; Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae: Dicladispa). The aquatic and shoreline fauna of the lake must have been extremely diverse. The climate in the area was warmer than today. With 18 figures.
Keywords: Balaton Uplands, alginite, crater lake, Dicladispa, fossil, geology, insect, moss, rhinoceros, termite

Journal: Annales historico-naturales Musei nationalis hungarici
Journal abbreviation: Annls hist.-nat. Mus. nat. hung.
ISSN: 0521-4726
Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
Editor(s): Korsós, Z., Merkl, O. & Fuisz, T. I.