Stratigraphy of the Upper Precambrian and lowest Cambrian strata in southern Poland

Włodzimierz Kowalski


The sequence of the Vendian system in southern Poland overlies that of the Upper Riphaean sedimentary cycle, and it is overlain by the Cambrian system. The Vendian system is bound by the Wieliczka phase at the bottom, and by the Małopolska phase at the top. The investigated sequence comprises 7 formations, the five of which (the Rzeszów Group) belong to the Vendian system. The two upper formations are included into the Holy Cross Group. The Upper Vendian deposits contain primitive Acritarcha and the trace fossils, whilst the lowest Cambrian sediments (Sabellidites Zone) yield an assamblage of body fossils and trace fossils.

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