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TABLE 1. Comparison of selected genera from seagrass biota of the middle Miocene (Korytnica Clays, Poland) (Szczechura and Aiello, 2003; Bałuk, 1975; Bałuk, 1977; Kowalewski, 1990; Mączyńska, 1987; Radwańska, 1992); early Pleistocene (Rhodes, Greece) (Koskeridou et al., 2019; Moissette et al., 2007, 2016) and Recent seagrass fauna from Pag Island (Adriatic Sea, Croatia) (Zavodnik et al., 2006). All fauna can be found in other environments. Similar taxa have been used from the fossil record to interpret past seagrass in this account.

Fossil Group  middle Miocene
(Korytnica Clays, Poland)
early Pleistocene
(Rhodes, Greece)
Recent
(Pag Island, Croatia)
seagrass interpreted Posidonia Cymodocea
Foraminifera Amphistegina Nubecularia 
Sorites 
Cibicides 
Cibicides 
Elphidium spp. 
Peneroplis
Not recorded
Lucinidae Linga 
Lucina 
Microloripes 
Myrtea
Loripinus 
Ctena 
Lucinella
Loripes
Pinnidae Not recorded Not recorded Pinna
Cerithidae Bittium spp. Bittium spp. Bittium
Phasianellidae Tricolia Tricolia spp. Not recorded
Rissoidea Alvania 19 spp. 
Rissoina 7 spp.
Alvania 
Rissoa spp.
Alvania 
Rissoa 
Rissoina
Trochidae Gibbula spp. 
Jujubinus spp.
Gibbula spp. 
Jujubinus spp.
Gibbula
Sepiidae Sepia sanctacrucensis Not recorded Sepia elegans
Sepia officinalis
Schizasteridae Schizaster spp. Not recorded (echinoids) Schizaster
Ostracoda Aurila
Hemicytherura
Loxoconcha
Semicytherura
Xestoleberis
Aurila spp.
Bairdia
Loxoconcha spp.
Xestoleberis
Aurila
Bairdia
Loxoconcha Hiltermannicythere 
Semicytherura spp.
Xestoleberis spp.
Sparidae Boops 
Diplodus spp.
Pagellus spp.
Pagrus 
Dentex spp.
Boops
Spicara 
Pagellus

Boops 
Dentex 
Diplodus 
Lithognathus 
Oblada 
Pagellus spp. 
Sarpa 
Sparus 
Spondyliosoma

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