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Stratigraphy, palaeoclimatology and palaeogeography of the Late Palaeozoic continental deposits in the Czech Republic

Stanislav OPLUSTIL & Jirí PESEK

en Geodiversitas 20 (4) - Pages 597-620

Published on 30 December 1998

Numerous Late Palaeozoic continental basins were formed within the territory of the Czech Republic. Their sedimentary history began either in the Westphalian (central and western Bohemia, Brandov Basin and basins in Sudetic area) or in the Late Stephanian (Blanice and Boskovice grabens). The incompleteness of the floral record gives an evidence for several hiatuses the most important of which are those between the Bolsovian and Westphalian D and between the Stephanian B and C. During the deposition, an increase in sedimentary area, structural reworking and also considerable changes in source areas took place.

Keywords :

Peri-Tethys Bohemian Massif, Late Carboniferous, Westphalian, Stephanian, Autunian, continental basins, palaeogeography