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

CARNIAN CORALS FROM THE MALE KARPATY MOUNTAINS, WESTERN CARPATHIANS, SLOVAKIA

Pages: 149 - 157

Authors: EWA RONIEWICZ, JOZEF MICHALIK

Abstract: Carnian small scleractinian coral fauna found in the Male Karpaty Mts (Western Carpathians), is closely related to early late Carnian corals of the Dolomites (Southern Alps). The former fauna includes three new genera: Carpathiphyllia (type species: C. regularis sp.n.), Pontebbastraea (type: Stylophyllopsis pontebbanae Volz), Protostylophyllum (type: Stylophyllum praenuntians Volz), and a new species of Volzeia (V. carpathica sp.n.). The Carnian age of the upper part of the Veterlin platform sequence proves the continuous development of Triassic carbonate platform, which was never interrupted by the Lunz/Rheingraben clastic interval (unlike to the Choc- and/or Lunz Nappe sequences).

Keywords: Western Carpathians, late Carnian, reef assemblages, taxonomy, Scleractinia, Anthozoa

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