MIDDLE PANNONIAN SUBLITTORAL OSTRACOD FAUNA FROM THE LOCALITY SOPRON (HUNGARY)
The long-lived Lake Pannon was a huge water body, which existed during the Late Miocene in central Europe. As a result of lake´s isolation from the Mediterranean a diversified brackish endemic fauna evolved in the lake. The paleontological studies have examined the different ecological parameters which could play a role in settlement of the water biotopes. This contribution is focused on vertical distribution of the taxa (species, genera, families) in the sublittoral clayey and silty deposits at the locality Sopron (47°40‘51‘‘N and
16°37‘21‘‘E) in the Sopron-Eisenstadt Basin and corresponding with maximal extension of the lake and dated magnetostratigraphically to interval C5n (11.04 to 9.78 Ma) and biozone Lymnocardium soproniense (Magyar et al. 2007). We compare the abundance of the ostracod individuals with lithology and total carbon (TC), total organic carbon (TOC), total inorganic carbon (TIC), and CaCO3.
Magyar, I. – Lantos, M. – Ujszaszi, K. – Kordos, L. (2007): Magnetostratigraphic, seismic and biostratigraphic correlations of the Upper Miocene sediments in the northwestern Pannonian Basin System. – Geologica Carpathica, 58, 277–290.