Acta Palaeontologica Polonica

Scleractinian corals from the Middle Miocene salt deposits in Carpathian Foredeep, Poland

Elżbieta Morycowa and Ewa Roniewicz

Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 32 (1-2), 1987: 105-119

Two forms of ahermatypic corals, Caryophyllia salinarta (Reuss) and Vielicyathus zejszneri gen. et sp. n. are described from Middle Miocene salt-bearing sediments of the Wieliczka and Bochnia salt mines. The corals are thought to have been redeposited penesynchroneously into the salinary basin by means of sedimentary gravity mass movements.

Key words: ahermatypic Scleractinia, Tertiary, Badenian, Carpathian Foredeep, Poland.

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