Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique -  Volume 115 (1992)  Fascicule 2 - Devonian-Carboniferous boundary 

Eustatic cycles around the Devonian-Carboniferous boundary and the sedimentary and fossil record in Sauerland (Federal Republic of Germany)

Martin J.M. Bless

Services Associés de Paléontologie, Université de Liège, Place du XX Août, 7, 4000 Liège.

R. Thomas Becker

Paläontologisches Institut, FU Berlin, Malteserstr. 74-100, Haus D, 12249 Berlin.

Kenneth T. Higgs

Department of Geology, University College, Cork, Ireland.

Eva Paproth

Schönwasserstr. 103, 4150 Krefeld.

Maurice Streel

Services Associés de Paléontologie, Université de Liège, Place du XX Août, 7, 4000 Liège.

Abstract

A review of the sedimentary and fossil record around the Devonian/Carboniferous (D/C) boundary in Sauerland at the northern border of the Rhenish Slate Mountains (Rheinisches Schiefergebirge; Germany) forms the basis for the recognition of a succession of relative sea level changes in that area. This transgression/regression (T-R) curve shows a remarkable similarity with the one constructed for the La Serre D/C boundary stratotype (Montagne Noire, France). It is therefore suggested that these T-R curves are closely related to global (eustatic) sea level changes.

To cite this article

Martin J.M. Bless, R. Thomas Becker, Kenneth T. Higgs, Eva Paproth & Maurice Streel, «Eustatic cycles around the Devonian-Carboniferous boundary and the sedimentary and fossil record in Sauerland (Federal Republic of Germany)», Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique [En ligne], Volume 115 (1992), Fascicule 2 - Devonian-Carboniferous boundary, 689-702 URL : https://popups.ulg.ac.be/0037-9395/index.php?id=1810.