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Microfossils from the pelitic sediments in the Štramberk area (Outer Western Carpathians)
AbstractSporomorphs, foraminifers, dinoflagellate cysts and calcareous nannoplankton were recovered from the Cretaceous dark pelitic sequences of the Main quarry Kotouč (Silesian Unit, Outer West Carpathians) overlying the Tithonian-Lower Berriasian Štramberk limestone body. Preliminary results of the biostratigraphic study enabled to distinguish two associations of microfossils of different age - late Albian-Cenomanian and Valanginian-Hauterivian age. Both Tethyan and Boreal nannofossil elements were found in the samples of the Lower Cretaceous age. Dinoflagellate cysts of Valanginian-Hauterivian age characterise the shallow neritic sea while dinocysts of Albian-Cenomanian come from deeper part of the neritic sea.