Echinoids from the Pińczów Limestones (Middle Miocene; Holy Cross Mountains, Central Poland)

Stefania Mączyńska


The assemblage of echinoids from the Middle Miocene (Badenian) red-algal (lithothamnian) detrital limestones (the Pińczów Limestones) of the Pińczów - Busko area in southern slopes of the Holy Cross Mountains, Central Poland, comprises the representatives of the ten genera, such as Cidaris, Cyathocidaris, Plegiocidaris, Centrostephanus, Arbacina, Psammechinus, Parasalenia, Clypeaster, Echinocyamus, and Echinolampas. The studied assemblage which comes from the key sections exposed at Pińczów, Skowronno, Busko, Żerniki, Szczaworyż, and Kików, bears distinct similarities to these recognized in the coeval deposits of the Korytnica Basin in the near neighborhood, as well as to those reported from other parts of the Paratethys basins and from the Mediterranean, Egypt including.

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