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Calcareous nannofossil age constraints on Miocene flysch sedimentation in the Outer Dinarides (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro)

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Tamás Mikes
Tamás Mikes
1
Sedimentologie/Umweltgeologie
,
Geowissenschaftliches Zentrum der Universität Göttingen
,
Goldschmidtstrasse 3, D-37077 Göttingen
,
Germany
(e-mail: tamas.mikes@geo.uni-goettingen.de)
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Mária Báldi-Beke
Mária Báldi-Beke
2
Rákóczi utca 42, H-2096 Üröm
,
Hungary
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Miklós Kázmér
Miklós Kázmér
3
Department of Palaeontology
,
Eötvös University
,
Pázmány Péter sétány 1/c, H-1117 Budapest
,
Hungary
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István Dunkl
István Dunkl
1
Sedimentologie/Umweltgeologie
,
Geowissenschaftliches Zentrum der Universität Göttingen
,
Goldschmidtstrasse 3, D-37077 Göttingen
,
Germany
(e-mail: tamas.mikes@geo.uni-goettingen.de)
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Hilmar von Eynatten
Hilmar von Eynatten
1
Sedimentologie/Umweltgeologie
,
Geowissenschaftliches Zentrum der Universität Göttingen
,
Goldschmidtstrasse 3, D-37077 Göttingen
,
Germany
(e-mail: tamas.mikes@geo.uni-goettingen.de)
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Published:
January 01, 2008

Abstract

Flysch deposits are associated with the Outer Dinaride nappe front. They overlie Eocene platform carbonate to bathyal marl successions that subsequently cover Cretaceous platform carbonates of Apulia and the Dinaride nappes. Planktonic foraminifer biostratigraphy indicates Eocene age of flysch sedimentation. New calcareous nannofossil data reveal that several assemblages are present; besides the dominant Mid-Eocene species, Cretaceous, Paleocene, Oligocene and Miocene taxa were also identified throughout the entire flysch belt. Widespread occurrence of nannofossil species of zone NN4-6 indicates that flysch deposition lasted up to at least the Mid-Miocene. Ubiquitous occurrence of various pre-Miocene taxa demonstrates that extensive, possibly submarine, sediment recycling has occurred in the Cenozoic. As flysch remnants are typically sandwiched between thrust sheets, these new stratigraphic ages give a lower bracket on deformation age of the coastal range. The data provide a link between Cretaceous compression in the Bosnian Flysch and recent deformation in the Adriatic offshore area.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

Tectonic Aspects of the Alpine-Dinaride-Carpathian System

S. Siegesmund
S. Siegesmund
University of Göttingen, Germany
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B. Fügenschuh
B. Fügenschuh
University of Innsbruck, Austria
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N. Froitzheim
N. Froitzheim
University of Bonn, Germany
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Geological Society of London
Volume
298
ISBN electronic:
9781862395466
Publication date:
January 01, 2008

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