Record details

Title
    Terrestrial and Marine Faunas from the Miocene Deposits of the Mokrá Plateau (Drahany Upland, Czech Republic) - Impact on Palaeogeography
Author
    Brzobohatý, Rostislav
    Ivanov, Martin
    Musil, Rudolf
Language
    anglicky
Publication type
    článek v periodiku
Source title - serial
    Beiträge zur Paläontologie
Vol./nr.
    Roč. 30
Pages
    17
Year
    2006
Thesaurus term
    Biostratigraphy
    Czech Republic
    Drahany Upland
    Miocene
    Palaeoecology
    Palaeogeography
    Taphonomy
    Terrestrial and marine faunas
Keyword
    Czech
    Deposits
    Drahany
    Faunas
    Impact
    Marine
    Miocene
    Mokrá
    Palaeogeography
    Plateau
    Republic
    Terrestrial
    Upland
Abstract (in english)
   The karst phenomena in the Upper Paleozoic limestones, including continental and marine Miocene sediments with associated fauna, were studied in quarries worked by Mokrá Cement Works, Inc. Mokrá Plateau, southern part of the Drahany Upland, Czech Republic. Continental sediments in the karst joints yield vertebrates indicating the upper part of the Early Miocene, especially the mammal zone MN 4. The amphibians and reptiles represent a typical assemblage from the Early Miocene climatic optimum. Mokrá quarries represent a locality with continental assemblages consisting of ecologically different taxa (a dry karst landscape with open steppe vegetation, a lacustrine environment and swampy biotopes with stagnant to moderately-flowing waters). For the first time, representatives of the Early Miocene Varanus, among the most early European occurrences of this genus, are documented in the eastern part of Central Europe.
Contributor
    MU Brno, Přírodovědecká fakulta
Contributor code
    MU, PřF
Source format
    R
Import date
    8. 8. 2012