Where was the Magura Ocean?

Nestor Oszczypko, Andrzej Ślączka, Marta Oszczypko-Clowes, Barbara Olszewska


In the Late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous palaeogeography of the Alpine Tethys the term Ocean is used for different parts of these sedimentary areas: eg. Ligurian – Piedmont and Penninic, Magura, Pieniny, Valais and Ceahlau-Severins oceans. The Magura Ocean occupied the more northern position in the Alpine-Carpathian arc. During the Late Cretaceous–Paleogene tectono-sedimentary evolution the Magura Ocean was transformed into several (Magura, Dukla, Silesian, sub-Silesian and Skole) basins and intrabasinal source area ridges now incorporated into the Outer Western Carpathians.


Cenozoic, Outer Western Carpathians; Palaeogeography; Intrabasinal ridges; Basin development

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