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Upper Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous Dasycladales of the Northern Calcareous Alps: the state of knowledge


Relevance of Dasycladales Algae

The Late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous represents a time interval of considerable increase of Dasycladales compared to the Early and Middle Jurassic as well as a considerable generic renewal.

In the Northern Calcareous Alps they are of great importance, because they

(1) allow paleobiogeographical reconstructions of these newly formed carbonate platforms,

(2) provide a basic tool for the paleoecological interpretations of the platform settings,

(3) represent a biostratigraphic tool for recognition of the Jurassic/Cretaceous boundary.

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(Clypeina sulcata)




1. Start - Introduction

2. Localities and Geology

3. Lithostratigraphy and Facies

4. Relevance of Dasycladales Algae

5. Distribution of Dasycladales in the Northern Calcareous Alps

6. Restrictions and Problems

7. Perspectives for Further Studies and Literature Cited


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