Szczątki gadów z górnojurajskich wapieni w kamieniołomie Owadów-Brzezinki (Polska środkowa)

Daniel Tyborowski, Błażej Błażejowski, Marcin Krystek


Reptile remains from the Upper Jurassic limestones of the Owadów-Brzezinki Quarry (central Poland).
A b s t r a c t. The Owadów-Brzezinki quarry is one of the most important paleontological sites in Poland, known from its exceptionally well-preserved Late Jurassic (Tithonian) fossils of marine and terrestrial biota, including horseshoe crabs and decapod crustaceans, rare ammonites, various insects and pterosaurs. This paper describes the discovery of new, well preserved reptile bones (ichthyosaurs, turtles and crocodylomorphs), which adds significantly to our knowledge of these three groups. The occurrence of large marine reptiles show open marine connections with the Subboreal- Boreal areas (both with Subboreal English seas and Boreal Arctic areas), and the Submediterranean Province (corresponding to the area of southern Germany).

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