D. Plašienka, J. Michalík, J. Soták & R. Aubrecht comment: In their recent paper, Golonka et al. (2015) described the Cretaceous and Palaeogene olistostromes and other types of mass-transport deposits occurring within the Pieniny Klippen Belt (PKB) of the Western Carpathians. After a short introduction into the olistostrome concept and an overall description of the PKB structure, the authors presented their views on the composition and evolution of the PKB with olistostromes as the leading phenomenon. Although novel in some aspects, the model they present is largely oversimplified and partly erroneous in our opinion. In the following, we shall comment on the several most disputable statements and interpretations offered in the discussed paper.

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