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Author(s): Dulai, A.
Title: Sporadic Pliocene and Pleistocene brachiopods in Naturalis Biodiversity Center (Leiden, the Netherlands): Records from the Mediterranean, and the North Sea Basin
Year: 2016
Volume: 33
Pages: 65-98.


Abstract: The Cenozoic Mollusc Collection of the Naturalis Biodiversity Center (NBC) contains several Pliocene and some Pleistocene brachiopods from the Mediterranean (5 Italian localities), and from the North Sea Basin (2 English localities, 1 French locality, 4 Dutch localities). Te studied samples altogether yielded more than 1000, mostly ragmentary specimens (8 genera, 8 species). Te Italian Pliocene (and Pleistocene) assemblage is dominated by large terebratulids (Terebratula ampulla), while rhynchonellids (Aphelesia bipartita) and cancellothyridids (Terebratulina retusa) are rare. The Coralline Crag samples of England are characterized by large terebratulids (Pliothyrina sowerbyana) and lingulids (Glottidia dumortieri), the zeilleriid Macandrevia cranium is rare. The only French locality yielded few brachiopods, with relatively higher diversity (P. sowerbyana is more common, the others are rare: G. dumortieri, M. cranium, Argyrotheca cf. plicata). The Dutch Pliocene samples are dominated by mostly fragmentary lingulids (G. dumortieri), while the others are much less common (Notosaria nysti, P. sowerbyana, T. retusa, M. cranium). Tis is the first photo documentation of N. nysti. With 64 fgures.
Keywords: Pleistocene, Brachiopoda, Mediterranean, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, North Sea, Pliocene

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.