KOMUNIKATY NAUKOWE Polskie Solnhofen

Adrian Kin, Błażej Błażejowski

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Polish Solnhofen.
A b s t r a c t. We briefly report on recent discovery of a new Fossil-Lagerstätte at Owadów-Brzezinki quarry (central Poland), where Upper Jurassic (Upper Tithonian = Middle Volgian) shallow water carbonates are exposed. Th section includes a richly fossiliferous horizon of lithographic-type limestones, formed in a lagoonal depositional environment. Numerous organic and phosphatic remains of wide range of both marine and terrestrial
creatures, including horseshoe crabs and decapods, disarticulated fish skeletons, remains of marine reptiles, ammonites, dragonflies, beetles, and rare isolated pterosaur bones and teeth, were found in association with an extremely abundant small bivalves Corbulomima obscura. The richly fossiliferous horizon at Owadów-Brzezinki is stratigraphically closely related to one of the world’s most famous Fossil-Lagerstätte sites – Solnhofen (Bavaria, south-central Germany).

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