Late Quaternary palaeoenvironment and palaeoclimate of the Lake Fehér (Fehér-tó) sequence at Kardoskút (South Hungary), based on preliminary mollusc records

Pál Sümegi, Tünde Lócskai, Júlia Hupuczi

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Abstract

Forty (22 freshwater gastropod, 14 gastropod, 4 bivalves) species and 3428 specimens of molluscs were collected and identified from a 6.3 m sequence, obtained from a core profile, of lake and fluvial sediments at Kardoskút, South Hungary. According to changes in the molluscan fauna, six malacological-palaeoecological zones can be identified in this profile. The Quaternary malacological data from the Lake Fehér core profile suggests that the Late Pleniglacial and Early Holocene development of the molluscan fauna, and local palaeoclimatic and palaeoenvironmental conditions in this area, differed from other regions in Europe.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-52
Number of pages10
JournalCentral European Journal of Geosciences
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2011

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Keywords

  • Late Quaternary
  • lake sequence
  • malacofauna
  • palaeoenvironment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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