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Insects and crustaceans from the latest Early-early Middle Triassic of Poland
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Organismal Biology, Evolution and Developmental Biology.
2013 (English)In: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, ISSN 0031-0182, E-ISSN 1872-616X, Vol. 371, 136-144 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Two stratigraphical horizons in the Palegi clay-pit, a new Triassic paleontological site within Buntsandstein deposits (latest Olenekian-early Anisian in age) in the Holy Cross Mountains (Poland), have yielded arthropod faunas comprising ca. 400 fossil specimens assigned to two subphyla: Crustacea (class Branchiopoda and Maxillopoda) and Hexapoda (class Insecta). The Palegi arthropod assemblage is similar to that described from the Middle Triassic of France and Germany but is dominated by remains of conchostracans and cockroaches. This new fauna expands our knowledge of the latest Early-early Middle Triassic diversity of insects and freshwater arthropods in the Germanic Basin. The newly discovered fauna represents one of the oldest Mesozoic records of insects described from the Buntsandstein fades of Europe, and provides important information to better appreciate the process of ecosystem recovery after the Permian-Triassic extinction.

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2013. Vol. 371, 136-144 p.
Keyword [en]
Insects, Crustaceans, Arthropods, Buntsandstein, Triassic, Germanic Basin
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Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-198636DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2013.01.002ISI: 000316235800011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-198636DiVA: diva2:617129
Available from: 2013-04-22 Created: 2013-04-22 Last updated: 2013-04-22Bibliographically approved

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