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Author(s): Dulai, A.
Title: Sporadic Miocene brachiopods in the Naturalis Biodiversity Center (Leiden, the Netherlands): Records from the Mediterranean, the North Sea, and the Atlantic Ocean
Year: 2013
Volume: 30
Pages: 15-51.

Abstract: The Cainozoic Mollusc Collection of the Naturalis Biodiversity Center (NBC) contains several Miocene brachiopods from the Mediterranean (4 Italian localities), the North Sea Basin (2 German, 7 Dutch localities) and the Atlantic Ocean (2 French, 1 Portuguese localities). The studied samples altogether yielded 3919 specimens (11 genera, 12 species). These records give some important palaeoenvironmental data about the localities and new data about the palaeogeographical distribution of the identified brachiopods. The SEM photos of NBC material confirm that Miocene lingulides of the North Sea Basin belong to the genus Glottidia. This paper presents the first record of Discinisca fallens and Novocrania turbinata from the Miocene of the Atlantic Ocean. This is the first record of Cryptopora lovisati from the Miocene of the Netherlands; the several localities suggest that it was a common member of the North Sea Basin assemblage. Th e limited NBC material confirms that Eucalathis tauriniensis was a rare but consistently occurring member of the Miocene brachiopod fauna of the Italian Mediterranean. Discradisca multiradiata was a frequent prey of drilling predatory gastropods (23.5%). This frequency is rather high not only in discinides but generally in Neogene brachiopods. This paper presents the first record of microbioerosional trace fossils in Neogene brachiopod shells. With 73 figures.
Keywords: Miocene, Brachiopoda, Mediterranean, Atlantic Ocean, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, North Sea
Subject: palaeontology

Journal: Fragmenta Palaeontologica Hungarica
Journal abbreviation: Fragm. Palaeont. Hung.
ISSN: 1586-930X
Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
Editor(s): Dulai, A., Lőkös, L. & Fuisz, T. I.