Conodont zonation and the Devonian/Carboniferous (Famennian/Tournaisian) boundary in the Naltas section, eastern Taurides, Turkey


Atakul-Ozdemir A.

JOURNAL OF ASIAN EARTH SCIENCES, vol.134, pp.94-102, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 134
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2016.11.006
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ASIAN EARTH SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.94-102

Abstract

Conodont faunas from the Devonian/Carboniferous Naltas section (eastern Taurides, Turkey) are presented. The faunas include important marker species of the latest Devonian earliest Carboniferous interval, belonging to the genera Siphonodella, Bispathodus, Polygnathus, Pseudopolygnathus, Apatognathus and Branmehla. Four conodont zones, comparable to the standard conodont zonation, are established in the studied succession, from the oldest to the youngest: (1) Bispathodus ultimus, (2) Siphonodella praesulcata Zones (Upper Famennian), (3) Siphonodella sulcata and (4) Siphonodella bransoni Zones (Lower Tournaisian). The Devonian/Carboniferous boundary in the eastern Taurides is recognized by the first appearance of Siphonodella sulcata. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.