A new species of the cuttlefish from the Korytnica Clays (Middle Miocene; Holy Cross Mountains, Poland)

Wacław Bałuk

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 sepioid cephalopods. All the collected material, composed' of various fragments of the sepions, belongs to a new species, Sepia sanctacrucensis sp. n. The other sepioid species hitherto known from the Miocene deposits of Europe are also discussed, and the life conditions of the cuttlefish in the Korytnica basin are considered.


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