Systematics and biostratigraphic notes of the upper Moscovian-upper Gzhelian fusulinid foraminifers from the Anatolian Platform in the Southern Turkey

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pp. 35-51
General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration (MTA), 06520 Balgat, Ankara, Turkey
Abstract: 

The systematics and biostratigraphy of the upper Moscovian-upper Gzhelian fusulinid fauna of the Anatolian Platform have been investigated in three stratigraphic sections (Ozbek Tepe, Eskibey and Bademli) from the Eastern and Central Taurides. Forty fusulinid taxa belonging to sixteen genera and three subgenera are identified from the upper Moscovian-upper Gzhelian strata. Three species, Protriticites tokerae, Triticites guvenci and Triticites oezbekensis, are here described as new. This fusulinid succession allows assignment of particular parts of the sections studied to the upper Moscovian-upper Gzhelian in the Anatolian Platform, thus serving as a basis for further definition of biostratigraphic zones. The fusulinid faunas of the Anatolian Platform have close resemblance and are well correlative with the Upper Carboniferous (Middle and Upper Pennsylvanian) standard and reference sections of the Moscow Basin, Southern Urals, Donets Basin, Central Asia and Southern China.

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Biostratigraphy, fusulinid foraminifers, Carboniferous, Moscovian, Kasimovian, Gzhelian, Anatolian Platform, Turkey, Tethys

VOLUME 38 (1-3)/December 2009

Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Science, 1113 Sofia; Institute of Isotope Geochemistry and Mineral Resources, ETH-Zurich, 8092 Zurich
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Institute of Isotope Geochemistry and Mineral Resources, ETH-Zurich, 8092 Zurich
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Central Laboratory of Mineralogy and Crystallography, Bulgarian Academy of Science, 1113 Sofia
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Central Laboratory of Mineralogy and Crystallography, Bulgarian Academy of Science, 1113 Sofia
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Central Laboratory of Mineralogy and Crystallography, Bulgarian Academy of Science, 1113 Sofia;
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Institute of Geology, Ural Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, 167982 Syktyvkar, Russia

Department of Geography & Climatology, Faculty of Geology & Geoenvironment, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, University Campus (Panepistimiopolis), Zografou, ZC 15784, Athens, Greece
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Department of Dynamic-Tectonic-Applied Geology, Faculty of Geology & Geoenvironment, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, University Campus (Panepistimiopolis), Zografou, ZC 15784, Athens, Greece
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Department of Geography & Climatology, Faculty of Geology & Geoenvironment, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, University Campus (Panepistimiopolis), Zografou, ZC 15784, Athens, Greece

Institute of Botany, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia 1113, Acad. G. Bonchev Str., Bl. 23
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Institute of Botany, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia 1113, Acad. G. Bonchev Str., Bl. 23

Department of Hydrogeology, Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
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Department of Hydrogeology, Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
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Hydrogeology Laboratory, Institute of Water Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences, 119991 Moscow, Russia

Sofia University, Dept. of Geology, Paleontology and Fossil Fuels, 15 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd., 1504 Sofia, Bulgaria
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Sofia University, Dept. of Geology, Paleontology and Fossil Fuels, 15 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd., 1504 Sofia, Bulgaria