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    Terrestrial and Marine Faunas from the Miocene Deposits of the Mokrá Plateau (Drahany Upland, Czech Republic) - Impact on Palaeogeography
    Brzobohatý, Rostislav
    Ivanov, Martin
    Musil, Rudolf
Publication type
    článek v periodiku
Source title - serial
    Beiträge zur Paläontologie
    Roč. 30
Thesaurus term
    Czech Republic
    Drahany Upland
    Terrestrial and marine faunas
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.
    MU Brno, Přírodovědecká fakulta
Contributor code
    MU, PřF
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Import date
    8. 8. 2012