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The ‘microcontinent’ Perunica: status and story 15 years after conception

By
Oldřich Fatka
Oldřich Fatka
1
Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Faculty of Science
,
Charles University
,
Albertov 6, Prague 2, 128 43
,
Czech Republic
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Michal Mergl
Michal Mergl
2
Department of Biology
,
University of West Bohemia
,
Klatovská 51, 306 19, Plzeň
,
Czech Republic
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Published:
January 01, 2009

Abstract

Central Europe consists of a complex mosaic of more or less independent terranes with varying tectonometamorphic histories, usually also of different lithological compositions and protolith, and thus it is reasonable to suppose that the majority of these blocks have experienced somewhat different palaeogeographical evolution. The present terrane juxtaposition has been interpreted in general as a result of the Variscan collision of peri-Gondwanan and peri-Baltic derived terranes, with Gondwana on one side and Baltica and/or Laurentia on the other side. However, reconstruction of the pre-Variscan development and mutual palaeogeographical relationships remains a major challenge of interpretation.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

Early Palaeozoic Peri-Gondwana Terranes: New Insights from Tectonics and Biogeography

M. G. Bassett
M. G. Bassett
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK
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Geological Society of London
Volume
325
ISBN electronic:
9781862395732
Publication date:
January 01, 2009

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