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In paleoequatorial parts of Europe and North America, late Paleozoic cyclic successions are widely inferred to reflect glacio-eustasy. However, many of these successions accumulated in basins in the Pangean collisional zone, where variations in tectonics and sediment supply could also have generated cyclic successions. Cyclic successions are ubiquitous in the Maritimes Basin of Atlantic Canada but are especially prominent in the Visean and Bolsovian to Cantabrian, when subsidence rates on coastal plains were low and probably steady during periods of thermal subsidence. During relatively humid climatic conditions in the Bolsovian to Cantabrian, fluvial systems generated clastic cyclic successions with deep...

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