Ladinian Stage

Ladinian Stage

 

the uppermost of two stages of the Middle Triassic system. The name was proposed by the Austrian geologist A. Bittner in 1892. The type section (the Dolomites) of the Ladinian stage is represented by marls with cephalopods and interlayers of volcanic tuffs that give way along the strike of the stage to dolomites and reef limestones with corals and di-plopores. The stage is widespread in the USSR (Eastern European Platform, the Caucasus, the Urals, Middle Asia, and the Far East) and abroad (Western Europe, Asia Minor, North America).

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