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Upper Carboniferous to Lower Permian continental deposits in Sardinia (Italy)

Giuseppe CASSINIS & Ausonio RONCHI

en Geodiversitas 19 (2) - Pages 217-220

Published on 24 June 1997

The paper is a brief outline on the sedimentary and volcanic continental successions of a number of Sardinian basins, which have been attributed to Permian and, locally, also to Late Carboniferous times. In general this (late)-postHercynian picture is similar, in most aspects, to the situation in nearby Corsica, and is also reminescent of conditions in South France and Spain, with which Sardinia and Corsica were linked before beginning their drift toward the Tyrrhenian.

Keywords :

continental basins, sedimentary deposits, igneous products, Upper Carboniferous, Lower Permian, Sardinia