A new species of sea pens, Graphularia transaedina sp. n., from the Korytnica Clays (Middle Miocene; Holy Cross Mountains, Central Poland)

Wacław Bałuk, Andrzej Pisera

Abstract


The Middle Miocene (Badenian) Korytnica Clays exposed within the Korytnica Basin (southern slopes of the Holy Cross Mountains, Central Poland) yielded a rich assemblage of the sea pens. All the collected material, composed of the fragmented axial rods of endoskeletons, belongs to a new species, Graphularia transaedina sp. n. An analysis of the microstructure allowed to discuss a relation of the investigated species and other representatives of the extinct genus GraphuIaria MILNE-EDWARDS & HAIME, 1850, to the Recent pennatulacean octocorals

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