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

Late Variscan (Carboniferous to Permian) environments in the Circum Pannonian Region

Pages: 71 - 104

Authors: ANNA VOZAROVA, FRITZ EBNER, SANDOR KOVACS, HANS-GEORG KRAUTNER, TIBOR SZEDERKENYI, BRANISLAV KRSTIC, JASENKA SREMAC, DUNJA ALJINOVIC, MATEVZ NOVAK, DRAGOMIR SKABERNE0

Abstract: The Pennsylvanian-Cisuralian late-orogenic and post-orogenic paleoenvironments of the Circum Pannonian Region (CPR) include tectono-stratigraphic sequences developed from the Upper Bashkirian-Moscovian marine early molasse stage up to the Guadalupian-Lopingian post-orogenic stage, with gradual connection to the beginning of the Alpine (Neotethyan) sedimentary cycle. Shallow marine siliciclastic or carbonate siliciclastic overstep sequences started in the internal part of the Variscan orogenic belt during the latest Serpukhovian and Bashkirian–Moscovian. They overlapped unconformably the variably metamorphosed Variscan basement, or weakly deformed and metamorphosed foreland and syn-orogenic flysch sediments of Mississippian to Early Pennsylvanian age. The post-Variscan rifting largely affected the Variscan orogenic belt by reactivation of the Variscan lithosphere. The late- to post-orogenic terrestrial sequences started within the internal part of the Variscan orogenic belt during the Middle/Late Pennsylvanian. It continued gradually to terrestrial-shallow water carbonate-siliciclastic sequences in its external part through the Permian. According to the present configuration, the Alpine (Neotethyan) northward shifting transgression started during the Guadalupian/Lopingian in the South and during the Early Triassic in the North.

Keywords: Pennsylvanian-Permian, Variscan post-orogenic stage, Circum Pannonian Region, tectono-paleoenvironments, paleogeography

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