Decapod crustaceans from the Korytnica basin (Middle Miocene; Holy Cross Mountains, Central Poland)

Reinhard Förester

Abstract


The assemblage of brachyuran remains from the Korytnica basin (Middle Miocene; Holy Cross Mountains, Central Poland) contains 23 different forms belonging to 10 genera at least. Since all specimens are fragments of finger tips, the majority has been referred to higher taxonomic units such as genus or family; only in a minority an identification to the specific level was possible. According to its .composition the assemblage indicates a tropical/subtropical shallow-water environment, and it displays certain affinities to the Recent decapod fauna of the lndo-Pacific.


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