Malacofauna of the Wawel Hill in Cracow

Stefan Witold Alexandrowicz

Institute of Geology and Mineral Deposits, S. Staszic Academy of Mining and Metallurgy, Al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Cracow, Poland
Abstract

A molluscan assemblage comprising 21 species was found at the Wawel Hill in the centre of Cracow. Three types of associations were distinguished using simple numerical methods. Their composition and distribution are controlled both by natural ecological conditions and by the influence of cultivation. grazing and pollution. The mentioned factors are also responsible for the differentiation of the shell size in particular populations. At the foot of the hill the allocenose of molluscs accumulated by flood of the Vistula river was observed.

Key words
comparative analysis; mollusc assemblages; Wawel Hill
Folia Malacologica (1988) 2: 29-51
First published on-line: 2016-12-30 00:00:00
http://dx.doi.org/10.12657/folmal.002.002
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