Facies distribution on a carbonate ramp controlled by underground relief and subsidence (Late Eocene of the eastern Alpine Foreland Basin)

 

7. Frameworks

Frameworks are represented by boundstones dominated by coralline algae and a few encrusting corals; they can be up to 5 m thick.

This type of framework is unique in the earth history. It is comparable to the present-day Mediterranean 'Coralligéne de Plateau', which lacks, however, encrusting corals.

 

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