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    Palaeoecology of Quaternary Mollusca
Statement of responsibility
    Vojen Ložek
Other titles
    Paleoekologie kvartérních měkkýšů
    Ložek, Vojen
Source title - serial
    Sborník geologických věd. Antropozoikum
    Roč. 24
    s. 35-59
    10 obr., 9 tab., 4 pl., 2 s. bibl.
    České resumé
    Zkr. název ser.: Sbor. geol. Věd, Antropozoikum.
Subject group
    kvartér Českého masivu
    kvartér Západních Karpat
Geographical name
    Česká republika
Abstract (in english)
   Mollusca occur practically in all calcareous Quaternary sediments and soil. Their palaeoenvironmental interpretation rests largely on knowldge of the recent fauna as well as of local taphonomic contexts, particularly as concerns the catchment area from which the shells were trasported into the deposits in question. Fossil assemblages that are referable to living molluscan communities pose no interpretative problems, however, a number of Pleistocene assemblages exists which have no present day analogy. Such malacofaunas may be interpreted only in close correlation with characteristic properties of sedimnets or soils in which they are incorporated. The best example is represented by peculiar small assemblages of the loess. Their composition provides convincing evidence that several species had environmental requirements differing from those at present.
   The study of fossil malacofaunas covers a wide range of habitats and environments so that it enables the landscape development to be reconstructed in detail. This is particularly important in regions where other fossil group are lacking. Within broad chronological context they provide also reliable chronological data. A multilateral application of Mollusca to various problems of the Quaternary Era still suffers from lack of correlation with other main groups of Quaternary fossils as well as of a sufficient number of record from many regions
    Česká geologická služba
Contributor code
    ČGS (UNM)
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Entered date
    29. 1. 2008
Import date
    8. 8. 2012