International Geological Journal - Official Journal of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association

AN UPPER TRIASSIC LIMESTONE PEBBLE WITH "SPIRIGERA" DESLONGCHAMPSI SUESS FROM THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE WESTERN CARPATHIANS, SOUTHERN SLOVAKIA

Pages: 99 - 108

Authors: MILAN SYKORA, MILOS SIBLIK, JAN SOTAK

Abstract: The Brachiopod "Spirigera" deslongchampsi Suess has so far been known only in the Northern Calcareous Alps. It is the first find of this fossil on the Western Carpathians. The brachiopod belongs to the family Spirigerellidae Grunt 1965 (sensu Dagys 1974) and it is most probably a new genus. It is a very rarely occurring fossil (only a very few speciments were found altogether) so its generic identification for the time being remains doubtful. According to macro and mainly micro fossils the pebble material is of the Early Rhaetian age. We assume that it derives from a transitional type between Hallstatt Limestones and Zlambach Beds facies.

Keywords: Western Carpathians, Late Triassic, microfacies, microfossils, Alpine brachiopods

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