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Contribution to the knowledge of fauna and flora in the Nýřany coal group (Asturian) at the new locality Pankrác by Nýřany


Jan Bureš, František Tichávek

Geoscience Research Reports 45, 2012 (GRR for 2011), pages 107–114
Map sheets: Nýřany (11-44)

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Fossil fauna from sapropelic coal of the Main Nýřany coal seam (Asturian) that was intensively mined in the Pilsen Basin in the second half of the 19th century and at the turn of the 19th and 20th century became after this period inaccessible. We present in our report an information on geological situation and plant/animal fossils from exploratory probe excavated in Pankrác, the new locality at Nýřany, in the year 2011. The Main Nýřany coal seam contains layer of sapropelic coal at the base. Above this coal seam was found the Nýřany Roof coal seam. Fauna of the sapropel coal is dominated by Nectotelson krejcii and contains fragments of Amynilyspes cf. typicus and cf. Acantherpestes sp., a part of shark's skeleton from order Xenacanthiformes, teeth of Orthacanthus bohemicus, a complete body of Pyritocephalus sculptus and Limnogyrinus