Molluscan communities from cave and slope deposits of the limestone rocky hills in the eastern part of Podhale Basin (Southern Poland)
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Chair of Environmental Analysis and Cartography, AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland
Submission date: 2006-08-05
Acceptance date: 2006-11-30
Folia Malacol. 2006;14(4):191-201
Small karst forms are commonly observed within isolated limestone rocky-hills in the eastern part of Podhale Basin. They are usually filled by deposits developed as loams with limestone scree or initial rendsina-type soil. Mollusc shells occur frequently in both types of sediments. Molluscan assemblages comprise mainly land snails including woodland, open-country and mesophile species. Mollusc-bearing slope and cave deposits were collected from twenty six outcrops in six localities. The succession of molluscan assemblages provides a basis for palaeogeographical, palaeoecological and startigraphical studies, as well as for reconstruction of environmental changes during the Late Glacial and Holocene.
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