A new littoral locality within the Middle Miocene (Badenian) Korytnica Basin (Holy Cross Mountains, Central Poland)

Jacek Gutowski, Marcin Machalski


The first littoral locality connected with the sediments overlying the Korytnica Clays in the southern part of the Korytnica Basin (Middle Miocene, Badenian; Holy Cross Mts, Central Poland) is described. Sedimentological and ecological premises show that the discussed littoral structures originated in an environment of energy higher than those associated with the Korytnica Clays. It is also suggested that the present-day extent of the Badenian deposits is of erosional nature and cannot be directly used as a base for paleogeographical reconstruction.

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