A new occurrence of sharks in the Menilite Formation (Lower Oligocene) from the Outer (Flysch) Carpathians of Poland

Czasopismo : Acta Geologica Polonica
Tytuł artykułu : A new occurrence of sharks in the Menilite Formation (Lower Oligocene) from the Outer (Flysch) Carpathians of Poland

Autorzy :
Grabowski, J.
Polish Geological Institute, Rakowiecka 4, 00-975 Warszawa, Poland, jgra@pgi.gov.pl,
Boncheva, I.
Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad. G. Bonchev St., Bl. 24, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria, mcgoncu@metu.edu.tr,
Hairapetian, V.
Department of Geology, Islamic Azad University, Khorasgan branch, P.O.Box 81595-158, Esfahan, Iran, vachik@khuisf.ac.ir,
Bressan, G.
Departamento de Ciencias Geológicas, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Universitaria, Pabellón II, Buenos Aires C1428 EHA, Argentina, gbressan@gl.fcen.uba.ar,
Gierliński, G.
Polish Geological Institute, ul. Rakowiecka 4, 00-975 Warszawa, Poland ; Jura Park, ul. Sandomierska 4, 27-400 Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Poland, gierlinski@yahoo.com,
Bieńkowska-Wasiluk, M.
Institute of Geology, University of Warsaw, Al. Żwirki i Wigury 93, PL-02-089 Warszawa, Poland ; Institute of Paleobiology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Twarda 51/55, PL-00-818 Warszawa, Poland, mbienk@twarda.pan.pl,
Abstrakty : Two newly recognized sections (Jamna Dolna 2 and Wola Czudecka) of the Lower Oligocene Menilite Shales (Menilite Formation) in the Polish Outer (Flysch) Carpathians have recently yielded a small shark assemblage. It comprises teeth of Heptranchias howelli (Reed, 1946), not hitherto reported from Europe, as well as the remains of other sharks (teeth of ?Mitsukurina, Alopias, gillrakers of Cetorhinus) all contributing to the fish assemblage of the Carpathian Menilite Formation, which has long been famous mostly for its teleost content. The life environment of the studied sharks and the basin bottom conditions are briefly discussed.

Słowa kluczowe : Karpaty zewnętrzne, łupek menilitowy, oligocen, Polska, rekin, Siedmioszpar, Heptranchias, Hexanchoid sharks, Menilite shales/Formation, “Notidanus”, Oligocene, Outer Carpathians, Poland,
Wydawnictwo : Faculty of Geology of the University of Warsaw
Rocznik : 2009
Numer : Vol. 59, no. 2
Strony : 235 – 243
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DOI :
Cytuj : Grabowski, J. ,Boncheva, I. ,Hairapetian, V. ,Bressan, G. ,Gierliński, G. ,Bieńkowska-Wasiluk, M. , A new occurrence of sharks in the Menilite Formation (Lower Oligocene) from the Outer (Flysch) Carpathians of Poland. Acta Geologica Polonica Vol. 59, no. 2/2009
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