Original paper

The position of the Bashkirian/Moscovian boundary in West European chronostratigraphy

Wagner, R. H.; Bowman, M. B. J.

Newsletters on Stratigraphy Volume 12 Number 3 (1983), p. 132 - 161

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published: Nov 21, 1983

DOI: 10.1127/nos/12/1983/132

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The San Emiliano-Villamanín regions of northern León and the area of north-eastern Palencia, in the Cantabrian Mountains, NW Spain, combine to provide evidence for integrating the West European and USSR chronostratigraphic units for the middle Carboniferous. Fusulinid and other foraminifera allow a direct correlation with the Russian Platform, whilst mega- and microfloras are used for the link with Northwest Europe. Incidental goniatite records are helpful for comparisons with North America. The correlations via Northwest Spain suggest that the Bashkirian/Moscovian boundary lies close to the base of Westphalian A and that the Kashirsky Horizon of the lower Moscovian largely coincides with Westphalian B. A brief discussion is provided of conflicting information from the Soviet Union, tending to suggest an approximate equivalence of the Bashkirian/Moscovian boundary with that between Westphalian B and C.


chronostratigraphicfusulinidRussian PlatformmicroflorasBashkirian/Moscovian boundarySan Emiliano-VillamanínSpain