Cephalopod coquina beds in the Wetterstein Limestone of the eastern Höllengebirge Mts (Salzkammergut, Upper Austria)

Tamás Budai, Harald Lobitzer, Attila Vörös, János Haas, Olga Piros

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Abstract

The Middle Triassic Wetterstein Limestone was investigated on the Feuerkogel, in the eastern Höllengebirge area, Austria. Cephalopod-bearing coquina interbeds consisting predominantly of orthocone cephalopods were found within the dasycladacean inner platform lagoon facies. Based on sedimentological studies the coquina beds are interpreted as storm accumulations. Dasycladacean biostratigraphic data permit assigning the studied succession to the Late Anisian-Early Ladinian interval. Ammonites of age-diagnostic value found in the coquina horizon suggest the Avisianum Subzone of the Reitzi Zone that corresponds to the upper part of the Anisian.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-269
Number of pages17
JournalActa Geologica Hungarica
Volume49
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2006

Keywords

  • Biostratigraphy
  • Cephalopods
  • Dasycladaceans
  • Facies analysis
  • Middle Triassic
  • Wetterstein Limestone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology

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