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Biostratigraphic and sedimentary record of the Annulata Events in the Moravian Karst (Famennian, Czech Republic)

  • Tomáš WeinerEmail author
  • Jiří Kalvoda
Original Article

Abstract

The biostratigraphy and facies of halfgraben limestones in the southern part of the Moravian Karst (Czech Republic) have been studied from Uppermost Palmatolepis crepida to Upper Palmatolepis gracilis expansa conodont Zones. Only one Annulata Event horizon was detected, reflecting condensed sedimentation with the possible influence of erosion on the bypass slope. The “Wagnerbank” equivalent above the Annulata Events in the uppermost part of the Upper Palmatolepis rugosa trachytera Zone was not clearly recognized. The conodont data suggest the event beds in the Ochoz, Hostěnice 2, and Mokrá sections represent the Lower Annulata Event. Correlation of the Annulata Event bed in the Hostěnice 1 section with the Upper Event remains tentative. Recorded microfacies were deposited slightly below or above the storm wave base. The Annulata Event beds correspond to mudstones/wackestones to floatstones/rudstones with cephalopods and other fauna. Other microfacies include mostly various wackestones to packstones up to floatstones/rudstones. Conodont biofacies show the increase in both epipelagic taxa in the Annulata Event beds and “granulated” polygnathids above the Annulata Event beds. The cause of the increase in alternognathids in the Annulata Event beds remains questionable. Both the microfacies and conodont biofacies are generally similar to those seen widely distributed in other European and Moroccan sections, thus documenting the global nature of the Events.

Keywords

Famennian Annulata Events Conodont biostratigraphy Microfacies Czech Republic Moravian Karst 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors thank Thomas Ralph Becker and Sven Hartenfels for their valuable comments on ammonoids and conodonts. Claudia Spalletta and an anonymous reviewer are thanked for their helpful reviews. Tomáš Viktorýn and Hedvika Poukarová kindly assisted in the field. The contribution was supported by the Czech Science Foundation, Project GA14-18183S.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geological Sciences, Faculty of ScienceMasaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republic

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