Fragmenta Palaeontologica Hungarica

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Author(s): Dulai, A.
Title: First record of Discinidae brachiopods from the Miocene of Hungary
Year: 2017
Volume: 34
Pages: 63-74.


Abstract: Although Discinidae brachiopods are rare components of Neogene benthic assemblages, several records were published from the Miocene of the Central Paratethys (Poland, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Austria, and Bulgaria). However, until now discinid brachiopods have never been mentioned from Hungary. Recently, remains of one species, Discradisca cf.polonica(Radwańska et Radwański, 1984) were found at two Middle Miocene (Badenian) localities of the Bakony Mts. Two fragments were discovered in old washed samples (Pusztamiske Formation) from the Szabó sand pit of Várpalota in the collection of the Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest. The same species is much more numerous in a new material collected at Nyirád locality. Here hundreds of very eroded and fragmentary discinids were found in the Pusztamiske Formation, while the overlying Leitha Limestone Formation contains less, but sometimes more or less complete specimens. D. polonicaseems to be restricted to shallow water environments. The Hungarian record is one of the most southern known occurrences of discinid brachiopods in the Central Paratethys (together with the very limited Bulgarian material). With 22 figures.
Keywords: Bakony Mts, Miocene, Hungary, Brachiopoda, Badenian, Discinidae, Discradisca, Transdanubia

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ISSN: 1586-930X
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Editor(s): Dulai, A., Lőkös, L. & Fuisz, T. I.