Early Paleozoic evolution of the NW Gondwanaland: Data from southern Turkey and surrounding regions

Goncuoglu M., Kozlu H.

GONDWANA RESEARCH, vol.3, no.3, pp.315-324, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s1342-937x(05)70290-2
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.315-324
  • Keywords: stratigraphy, paleogeography, Lower Paleozoic, NW Gondwana, Turkey, TAURUS MOUNTAINS, MENDERES MASSIF, ORDOVICIAN, STRATIGRAPHY
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The Lower Paleozoic rock-units in the Eastern Mediterranean can be separated into two distinct zones: the Northern Zone (Carpathian-Balkan, Istanbul, Zonguldak and Main Range terranes) acid the Southern Zone (Tauride-Anatolide, SE Anatolian-Arabian, and Central Iranian terranes). A Gondwanan /Perigondwanan origin can only be properly indicated for the Southern Zone, whereas the Early Paleozoic paleogeographic positions of smaller terranes (e.g. Istanbul Terrane) of the Northern Zone remains questionable.