The Upper Cretaceous paleogeographical rudist subprovinces of the Tethys in Slovenia
AbstractTo the present knowlege according to Dercoukt et al. (1985) the following Upper Cretaceous rudist subprovinces in Slovenia can be distinguished from the North to the South: 1. Carpathian-Balcanic-Pontidian subprovince 2. Transitional subprovince and 3. Apulian-Tauridian-intraoceanic subprovince. Rudist deposits of the first subprovince occur in northeastern Slovenia in Pohorje. These deposits contain representatives of the genera Vaccinites, Radiolites and Lapeirouseia. Rudist faunas of the transitional subprovince existed in the regions of the Central Slovenia (Inner Dinarids). In this area rudists and other shallow marine organisms were transported into flysch and deep-marine basins within olistoliths (allochtonous fauna) or as individual specimens. The third subprovince comprise carbonate platformes with rudist associations developed in conditions of the warm and shallow seas.
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Pleničar, M. (2008). The Upper Cretaceous paleogeographical rudist subprovinces of the Tethys in Slovenia. Geologija, 51(2), 153–159. https://doi.org/10.5474/geologija.2008.016