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

QUATERNARY MALACOFAUNA OF TOPOLOVNIK AND GOLUBAC (NORTH-EASTERN SERBIA)

Pages: 3 - 6

Authors: BILJANA MITROVIC, GORDANA JOVANOVIC

Abstract: The paper offers a survey of geological profiles of Quaternary sediments in the neighbourhood of Topolovnik and Golubac. The profiles are composed of loess, loessoid sands, and quicksand. In the area of Topolovnik, Quaternary sediments overlying Pliocene sediments contain terrestrial fauna of molluscs (gastropods). These layers are more than 10 m thick. The neighbourhood of Golubac and the town itself lies partly on Badenian and partly on Quaternary formations. The appearance and composition of these sediments can best be seen on the road cuts near the Danube banks and on the profiles in the wider area of the town. The Quaternary overlies transgressively the marine Upper Badenian. It is most manifest and best preserved north-west of the stadium. In the lower part it contains sands 2 m thick with the fauna of fluvial and terrestrial origin. Overlying them are loess sediments more than 10 m thick, containing terrestrial fauna.

Keywords: Golubac, Topolovnik, Zuto Brdo, Quaternary, Mollusca, taphonomical, paleoecological

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