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

Foraminiferal, ostracod, and calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy of the latest Badenian – Sarmatian interval (Middle Miocene, Paratethys) from Poland, Romania and the Republic of Moldova

Pages: 419 - 444

Authors: SIMINA DUMITRIŢA DUMITRIU , SERGIU LOGHIN , ZOFIA DUBICKA, MIHAELA CARMEN MELINTE-DOBRINESCU , JOLANTA PARUCH-KULCZYCKA, VIOREL IONESI 

Abstract: This study presents detailed foraminiferal, ostracod, and calcareous nannofossil analyses of five Middle Miocene sections located in the Central Paratethyan realm, namely in Poland, Romania and the Republic of Moldova. Based on foraminiferal distribution, five biostratigraphically important assemblages (labelled A–E) are distinguished. Foraminifera data combined with ostracoda and nannofossil evidence allowed correlation between the studied sections, and a comparison with the deposits of similar age from the Transylvanian, Vienna and Pannonian basins, as well as with the Transcarpathian regions. The micropaleontological record across the Badenian–Sarmatian boundary interval is also presented.

Keywords: Central Paratethys, Badenian–Sarmatian boundary, Carpathian Foredeep, foraminifera, ostracoda, calcareous nannofossils

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