Middle Miocene (Badenian) gastropods from Korytnica, Poland; Part III

Wacław Bałuk


The presented report is the third part of the monograph of the rich assemblage of gastropods occurring in the so-called Pleurotoma Clays of Middle Miocene (Badenian) age, exposed in the environs of Korytnica in the Holy Cross Mountains, Central Poland. It contains characteristics of 90 prosobranch species of the nine families: Nassariidae, Olividae, Mitridae, Vasidae, Volutidae, Cancellariidae, Marginellidae, Conidae, and Terebridae. Within this assemblage, 3 species are new for the science (including one, formerly reported from Korytnica, but determined erroneously), and five require to be labelled as a nomen novum; of the recognized species as many as 60 have not hitherto been reported from Korytnica, and 50 from the Miocene of Poland. The new species established are: Hinia (Hinia) korytnicensis sp.n., Hinia (Uzita) exspectata sp.n., and Dorsanum cibori sp.n. For five taxa at the species level the newly introduced names are: Mitraria (Mitraria) rudolfi nom.n., Mitraria (Mitraria) mathiasi nom.n., Vexillum (Uromitra) pseudocupressinum nom.n., Cancellaria (Merica) jansseni nom.n., and Narona (Aneurystoma) austropolonica nom.n. The Indo-Pacific genus Tritonoharpa DALL, 1904, is for the first time credibly recorded in Europe.

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