A LATE PALEOZOIC EARLY MESOZOIC MARGINAL BASIN ALONG THE ACTIVE SOUTHERN CONTINENTAL-MARGIN OF EURASIA - EVIDENCE FROM THE CENTRAL PONTIDES (TURKEY) AND ADJACENT REGIONS


USTAOMER T. , Robertson A.

GEOLOGICAL JOURNAL, vol.28, pp.219-238, 1993 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/gj.3350280303
  • Journal Name: GEOLOGICAL JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.219-238

Abstract

Remnants of two 'Palaeotethyan' oceanic basins are exposed in the Central Pontides of northern Turkey, separated by a continental sliver and an oceanic arc. The southern basin corresponds to the main Tethys ('Palaeotethys'), which partially closed in Early Mesozoic time following northward subduction under the southern, active continental margin of Eurasia.