Wawal, Lodz region, Lodzkie (Cretaceous of Poland)

Where: Poland (51.5° N, 20.1° E: paleocoordinates 43.0° N, 26.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Valanginian (139.8 - 132.9 Ma)

• Rock section of the Early- and part of the Late Valanginian; gastropodes: 37 rock samples (2.5kg each) were taken; the fish fauna can be included in the Saynoceras verrucosum Zone (Upper Valanginian)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: transition zone or lower shoreface; unlithified claystone and unlithified siltstone

• The faunal assemblage suggest shallow water conditions near the photic zone in the lower and upper parts of the section and a deeper water conditions in the middle part.
• dark clays and silts; sediments from the Wawal section are largely unlithified

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Preservation: original aragonite

Collection methods: bulk, acetic, sieve,

• Rock samples collected over the period 1995-2002; the material is housed at the Institute of Paleobiology, Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS) in Warsaw (abbreviated ZPAL) and the Museum of the Earth PAS in Warsaw (abbreviated MZ).

Primary reference: A. Kaim. 2004. The evolution of conch ontogeny in Mesozoic open sea gastropods. Palaeontologia Polonica 62:183pp. [M. Aberhan/S. Nurnberg/S. Nurnberg]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 63065: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Sabine Nürnberg on 04.08.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Focus on gastropods and fish remains.
 Ptenoglossa - Epitoniidae
"Claviscala sp." = Turriscala (Claviscala)
"Claviscala sp." = Turriscala (Claviscala) DeBoury 1909 wentletrap
 Ptenoglossa - Nystiellidae
Opaliopsis boucheti n. sp. snail
 Prosobranchia -
Dzikella trammeri n. sp. snail
 Triphoroidea -
Triphoroidea indet. Gray 1847 snail
 Triphoroidea - Newtoniellidae
Vatopsis nuetzeli n. sp. snail
Vatopsis ewae n. sp. snail
 Neogastropoda -
Muricoidea indet. de Costa 1776 snail
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
 Cerithimorpha - Orthonemidae
Knightella baluki n. sp. snail
 Stromboidea - Aporrhaidae
 Rissooidea - Rissoidae
Zebina dziki n. sp., "Buvignieria bandeli n. sp." = Rissoina (Buvignieria), "Buvignieria schroederi n. sp." = Rissoina (Buvignieria)
Zebina dziki n. sp. snail
"Buvignieria bandeli n. sp." = Rissoina (Buvignieria) snail
"Buvignieria schroederi n. sp." = Rissoina (Buvignieria) snail
 Truncatelloidea - Iravadiidae
Bralitzia wonwalensis snail
over 1000 shells
 Hypsogastropoda - Pommerozygiidae
Costazygia sp. Gründel 1999 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cryptaulacidae
Cryptaulax tricuspis snail
over 5700 shells
Cryptaulax wawalensis n. sp. snail
over 400 shells
Cryptaulax kulickii snail
over 7300 shells
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella polonica turret shell
 Sorbeoconcha -
Tomaszoviella polonica Kaim 2001 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Cerithiidae indet. Fleming 1822 cerith snail
 Heterostropha - Cylindrobullinidae
 Heterostropha - Acteonidae
 Heterostropha - Ringiculidae
Ringicula blaszyki n. sp. snail
 Heterostropha - Bullinidae
Sulcoactaeon sp. snail
 Heterostropha - Gordenellidae
"Promathildia orthocosta" = Promathildia, "Promathildia wonwalensis" = Promathildia, "Clathrobaculus "sp. 1"" = Promathildia, "Turrithilda zlotniki n. sp." = Proacirsa zlotniki
"Promathildia orthocosta" = Promathildia snail
"Promathildia wonwalensis" = Promathildia snail
"Clathrobaculus "sp. 1"" = Promathildia Andreae 1887 snail
"Turrithilda zlotniki n. sp." = Proacirsa zlotniki Kaim 2004 snail
 Heterostropha - Mathildidae
Erratothilda dziki n. sp. Kaim 2004 snail
Carinathilda kieli n. sp. snail
"Carinathilda saulae n. sp." = Angulathilda saulae Kaim 2004 snail
"Carinathilda squiresi n. sp." = Angulathilda squiresi Kaim 2004 snail
Gymnothilda levata Schroder 1995 snail
Gymnothilda tomaszina Schroder 1995 snail
Gymnothilda reesi n. sp. Kaim 2004 snail
Mathilda valanginiana n. sp. snail
Mathilda mazoviensis n. sp. snail
 Heterostropha - Tofanellidae
"Cristalloella boczarowskii n. sp." = Cristalloella (Wonwalica) boczarowskii, Cristalloella minuta
"Cristalloella boczarowskii n. sp." = Cristalloella (Wonwalica) boczarowskii Kaim 2004 snail
Cristalloella minuta Schroder 1995 snail
 Basommatophora - Siphonariidae
Anisomyon sp. Meek and Hayden 1860 pulmonate
 Murchisoniina - Zygopleuridae
 Valvatoidea - Cornirostridae
 Pyramidelloidea - Amathinidae
Amathinidae indet. Ponder 1987 snail
Leucotina stolarskii n. sp. snail
 Pyramidelloidea - Pyramidellidae
Ebala spp. Gray 1847 snail
 Seguenzioidea -
Adeuomphalus bandeli snail
 Trochoidea - Ataphridae
 Squatiniformes - Squatinidae
Squatina cranei Woodward 1888 angel shark
 Rajiformes - Rhinobatidae
Belemnobatis sp. Thiollière 1854 guitarfish
teeth and tooth-crowns
 Lamniformes - Eoptolamnidae
Protolamna sp. Cappetta 1980 mackerel shark
 Carchariniformes - Scyliorhinidae
Palaeoscyllium sp. Wagner 1857 cat shark
antero-lateral tooth-crown
 Heterodontiformes - Heterodontidae
Heterodontus polonicus n. sp. bullhead shark
 Euselachii -
Orectolobiformes indet. Applegate 1972 carpet shark
 Synechodontiformes - Palaeospinacidae
Synechodus nitidus elasmobranch