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New conodont and palynological data from the Lower Palaeozoic in Northern Camdag, NW Anatolia, Turkey

Boncheva, Iliana
Göncüoğlu, Mehmet Cemal
Leslie, Stephen A.
Lakova, Iskra
Sachanski, Valeri
Saydam, Guelnur
Gedik, Ibrahim
Koenigshof, Peter
Two main thrust slices in the Camdag area ( NW Anatolia), were informally named the Southern and Northern Camdag units. New micropaleontological and palynological data about the Ordovician, Silurian and Devonian in the Northern Camdag have allowed a better understanding of the early Palaeozoic evolution of this critical area between the Istanbul Terrane in the west and the Zonguldak Terrane in the east. The Middle Ordovician age obtained from the conodont-bearing limestone band within the Aydos formation in this study is in agreement with the data from the Zonguldag Terrane. Acritarch evidence suggests a Late Ordovician age of the upper part of Aydos formation.