Asteroids from the, Korytnica Basin (Middle Miocene; HolyCross Mountains, Central Poland)

Grażyna Kaczmarska


The assemblage of the asteroid remains from the Korytnica Basin (Middle Miocene; Holy Cross Mountains, Central Poland) contains ossicles belonging to the orders Paxillosida and Valvatida. The genius Astropecten is represented by four species: Asteropecten granulatus WIENBERG RASMUSSEN, Astropecten sp. A, Astropecten sp. B and Astropecten sp. C. The genus Luidia is represented by two species: Luidia ciliaris (PHILIPPI) and L. alternata (SAY). Moreover, the representatives of the familly Goniasteridae are also present. The whole investigated assemblage indicates a tropical shallow-marine environment, and it shows certain affinities to the Recent asteroid fauna of the Indo-Pacific.

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