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Volume 63, Issue 2 (Apr 2012)

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Incremental growth and mineralogy of Pannonian (Late Miocene) sciaenid otoliths: paleoecological implications

Zoltán Kern
  • Department of Palaeontology, Eötvös Loránd University, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/c, H-1117 Budapest, Hungary
  • MTA CsFK Institute for Geological and Geochemical Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
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/ Miklós Kázmér
  • Department of Palaeontology, Eötvös Loránd University, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/c, H-1117 Budapest, Hungary
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Published Online: 2012-04-03 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10096-012-0014-6

Incremental growth and mineralogy of Pannonian (Late Miocene) sciaenid otoliths: paleoecological implications

Ontogenetic age and body dimensions were studied on three extremely well-preserved sciaenid fish otoliths from sublittoral marls of Lake Pannon from Doba, Bakony Mts, Hungary. Macroscopic and microscopic observations offered clear evidence for the preservation of the genuine structural characteristics, for instance the bipartite incremental features. Ontogenetic ages were assigned for the three specimens as 16, 7 and 6 years by counting the annuli of the sagittae. Analytical results prove that the original aragonitic mineralogy has been preserved making them, and probably other Late Miocene teleost fossils, suitable for future microchemical analysis to reconstruct the past physicochemical environment.

Keywords: Lake Pannon; paleoecology; littoral environment; sagitta; cathodoluminescence; Raman microspectroscopy; aragonite

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Published Online: 2012-04-03

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Citation Information: Geologica Carpathica, ISSN (Online) 1336-8052, ISSN (Print) 1335-0552, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10096-012-0014-6.

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