Peter Königshof

Peter Königshof
Senckenberg Research Institute · Department of Palaeontology and Historical Geology

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The Devonian has long been a problematic period for paleomagnetism. Devonian paleomagnetic data are generally difficult to interpret and have complex partial or full overprints– problems that arise in data obtained from both sedimentary and igneous rocks. As a result, the reconstruction of tectonic plate motions, largely performed using apparent po...
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Devonian/Carboniferous conodonts from the Chelcheli section in the Alborz Mountains were investigated. Although conodonts are generally less abundant in the entire section, important zonal index taxa of the widely applied conodont standard zonation could be used for a precise conodont zonation. Forty-seven conodont species belonging to fifteen gene...
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Upper Devonian carbonates deposited through the Frasnian/Famennian (F/F) stage boundary in the Xom Nha Formation, Central Vietnam, were studied. The section is mainly composed of fossiliferous, brecciated, and laminated limestone beds, while shale beds occur in a subordinate number. Microfacies generally suggests a hemipelagic setting on an outer s...
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Upper Devonian carbonates deposited through the Frasnian/Famennian (F/F) stage boundary in the Xom Nha Formation, Central Vietnam, were studied. The section is mainly composed of fossiliferous, brecciated, and laminated limestone beds, while shale beds occur in a subordinate number. Microfacies generally suggests a hemipelagic setting on an outer s...
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A middle Famennian shallow-water vertebrate assemblage is described from the shallow-water shelf deposits exposed in the western Mongolia Hushoot Shiveetiin gol section from the Baruunhuurai Terrane of the Central Asian Orogenic Belt (CAOB). The low diversity, yet abundant chondrichthyan fauna represents a typical shallow-water shark biofacies but...
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The Sarhlef Formation, which hosts the massive sulphide deposits of the Moroccan Meseta, has been considered as Carboniferous in age. Moreover, palynological analysis of the black shales hosting the Draa Sfar deposit (Central Jebilet) has allowed to restrict the age of the Sarhlef Formation to the late Visean (Asbian). However, this age is not comp...
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The Bayankhoshuu Ruins section in southern Mongolia is characterized by strongly thrusted and folded sequences. Overall, three sections ranging from Ordovician to Carboniferous rocks were studied. Facies analysis combined with stratigraphic data provide improved lithostratigraphic descriptions of Palaeozoic successions in the Mushgai region. The ov...
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The Devonian/Carboniferous (D/C) transition is characterized by a major transgressive/regressive cycle which led to a widespread ocean anoxia known as the Hangenberg Black Shale Event (HBSE), as well to a major sea-level fall (Hangenberg Sandstone Event, HSSE), recognized around the world. Both events are known as the Hangenberg Crisis. In order to...
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A relatively complete conodont record from Famennian to the Mississippian/Pennsylvanian boundary was investigated in the Anarak section, Central Iran. The studied interval belongs to the Bahram, Shishtu, Ghaleh and Absheni formations. The Famennian part of the section (Bahram Formation) ranges from the Palmatolepis triangularis Zone into the Bispat...
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The lower/upper Emsian boundary witnessed prominent diversification of biostratigraphically important genera Polygnathus Hinde, Caudicriodus Bultynck, and Latericriodus Müller. In contrast, conodonts previously reported around this boundary from the South China Block were characterized by relatively low species or subspecies diversity, and only a f...
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The Devonian/Carboniferous (DC) transition is characterized by several transgressive/regressive cycles which led to a widespread ocean anoxia known as the Hangenberg Black Shale Event (HBS), close to the D/C boundary a major sea-level fall (Hangenberg Sandstone, HSS), can be recognized in many sections around the world. Both events known as the Han...
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A Late Devonian to (?)Early Mississippian section at Hushoot Shiveetiin gol in the Baruunhuurai Terrane of the Central Asian Orogenic Belt (CAOB) exposes large parts of cyclic Famennian shallow-water siliciclastic shelf deposits composed of siltstones, sandstones, shales, volcaniclastics, and intercalated autochthonous carbonates. The youngest part...
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A Late Devonian to (?)Early Mississippian section at Hushoot Shiveetiin gol in the Baruunhuurai Terrane of the Central Asian Orogenic Belt (CAOB) exposes large parts of cyclic Famennian shallow-water siliciclastic shelf deposits composed of siltstones, sandstones, shales, volcaniclastics, and intercalated autochthonous carbonates. The youngest part...
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An Upper Devonian to (?)Lower Mississippian section at Hushoot Shiveetiin gol in the Baruunhuurai Terrane of the Central Asian Orogenic Belt (CAOB) was investigated. A generally well-preserved and diverse ostracod fauna was collected from the Late Devonian (Famennian) Samnuuruul Formation in western Mongolia. It is the first rich assemblage describ...
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Herein we report on the most abundant and diverse fauna of Palaeozoic crinoids and blastoids collected from Mongolia to date. The fauna is from the Late Devonian (Famennian) Samnuuruul Formation in western Mongolia. The fauna consists of two genera of blastoids and twelve genera of crinoids-four genera of camerates, three genera of flexibles, one d...
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The early Famennian phacopid trilobites Feistops mongoliensis gen. nov. sp. nov., Feistops khovdensis gen. nov. sp. nov., ?Feistops sp. A, and ?Houseops olonbulagensis sp. nov. are recorded and illustrated from the western Mongolia Hushoot Shiveetiin gol section from the Baruunhuurai Terrane of the Central Asian Orogenic Belt (CAOB). In this sectio...
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The biostratigraphy of Devonian-Carboniferous (D/C) boundary of Til-Abad section in Eastern alborz is carried out in this study. The studied section is located about 85 km of northeast Shahrud city and close to the Shahrud-Azadshahr road. The uppermost sediments of Devonian and lowermost Carboniferous strata in Til-Abad section (467 m thick) system...
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A conodont fauna from the uppermost part of the Beiliu Formation at the Nalai section (Guangxi, South China) is studied. Four species of Bipennatus Mawson are described, of which B. hemilevigatus n. sp. is differentiated by a short sulcus flanked by a smooth left margin and a nodose right margin, and B. planus n. sp. is characterized by a distinctl...
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Two studied sections of the Frasnian-Famennian (F-F) boundary beds in western Thailand differ significantly in their depositional and geochemical characteristics. The highly condensed, monotonous Mae Sariang (MS) limestone succession generally corresponds to the event-chemostratigraphic pattern of the F-F biocrisis based primarily on German section...
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The shelf‐like protuberance on the outer side of the pit in polygnathid conodonts is a unique and easily recognizable feature usually viewed as taxonomically significant for the biostratigraphically important species Polygnathus serotinus. However, the protuberance is also developed in other late Emsian‐early Eifelian polygnathids, which mainly inc...
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The Middle to Upper Devonian Kuh-e-Bande-Abdol-Hossein section in eastern Central Iran is an overall shallow marine, nearshore to open marine facies setting that contains a highly variable conodont record generally characterised by an Icriodid-Polygnathid biofacies. The lithology and the palaeoenvironmental setting is similar to other localities in...
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Within the Rhenohercynian Zone of the Central European Variscides, the southeastern Rhenish Massif (Germany) contains Paleozoic greywackes and sandstones of uncertain origin and correlation. Herein, detrital zircons from a selection of these rocks are analysed for their U-Pb ages and Lu-Hf values: the Late Ordovician “Andreasteich Quartzite” and th...
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The Devonian-Carboniferous transition (359 Ma) was a time of extreme climate and faunal change and is associated with the end-Devonian biodiversity crisis. The transition is characterized by transgressive/regressive cycles, which culminated in the onset of widespread ocean anoxia (the Hangenberg Black Shale event) and a remarkable sea-level fall cl...
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Three out of seven institutes belonging to the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN) house considerable palaeontological collections: The Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum in Frankfurt on the Main including the Research Station on Quaternary Palaeontology in Weimar, the Senckenberg Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dre...
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There is a mistake in the caption of Fig. 8m. It should be “Svantovites lethiersi Casier, 1979” instead of “Svantovites lethiersi Becker 1971”. © 2018, Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature.
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Non-metamorphic Palaeozoic sedimentary successions without major breaks exist in the Istanbul Zone of the Western Pontides (northern Turkey) and in the Taurides (southern Turkey). Based on different proxies, a Gondwanan affinity has been determined for the Taurides; however, the palaeogeographical position of the Istanbul Zone is still controversia...
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Middle Devonian conodonts from the Si Phai section in NE Vietnam are described. The section ranges from the Middle Devonian ensensis to timorensis conodont zones to the Late Devonian rhomboidea conodont Zone. A rich overall assemblage is described, including 27 taxa of species or subspecies rank and 11 taxa described in an open nomenclature. Among...
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The Wetteldorf section is the Global Stratotype Section and Point (GSSP) locality of the Lower- Middle Devonian boundary. The section is characterized by an alternation of marls, limestones, and siltstones, with the base of the Eifelian stage defined by the first occurrence of the conodont Polygnathus costatus partitus. The well-established conodon...
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The Devonian-Carboniferous (D-C) transition is a period of mass extinction and rapid global faunal changes that affected both marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Although the paleontology and carbon and oxygen isotopes across of the D-C boundary have been studied in detail, there is very little continuous 87Sr/86Sr isotope data for this time iterati...
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Conodont fauna from the Kesheh and Dizlu sections in the North Isfahan province were investigated. Shallow-water and/or near-shore conodonts, mainly belonging to the icriodid–polygnathid biofacies, dominate the conodont fauna. Due to the depositional setting which is characterised by predominantly shallow-water palaeoenvironments and the lack of so...
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Recent study of Middle to Upper Devonian deposits in the Dong Van area, northeast Vietnam, has revealed new, more detailed information of both the stratigraphic record of the Si Phai section and global Devonian bioevents. Four possible equivalents of well-known Devonian events of different magnitude were found in Vietnam, an area which is underrepr...
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The content of this abstract is now out of date, as we have reanalyzed our samples using a different methodlogy. Please see our updated research on this topic at at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2019.01.021.
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The Zefreh section in central Iran represents a carbonate ramp succession with a general shallow-marine palaeoenvironment. This section represents most of the Bahram Formation (Givetian to at least Middle falsiovalis Zone) and consists of a very heterogeneous succession of medium- to coarse-grained sandstones, skeletal pack- to grainstones with loc...
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A bryozoan fauna from the Late Devonian (Frasnian) of the Bahram Formation of the Zefreh section in central Iran contains four species: three trepostomes and one rhabdomesine cryptostome. Two species are new: the trepostome Coeloclemis zefrehensis sp. nov. and the rhabdomesine cryptostome Euthyrhombopora tenuis sp. nov. The trepostome species Cypho...
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Abstract: In the Eifel area (western Rheinisches Schiefergebirge), a shallow- to deep-subtidal sequence of mixed carbonates and siltstones around the Kacak Event Interval close to the Eifelian– Givetian stage boundary was studied. An overall transgressive trend is inferred by the microfacies evolution. The stratigraphic variations of magnetic susce...
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A rich assemblage of Middle Devonian (late Eifelian) polychaete jaws (scolecodonts) from the Blankenheimerdorf section in the type Eifel area, western Germany, is described. The top part of the section also reflects the onset of the global Kačák Event. The sediments of the section were deposited in a shallow to deep subtidal environment on the sout...
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The Hangenberg Event at the Devonian-Carboniferous (D-C) transition is a period of mass extinction and rapid global faunal changes characterized by carbon-rich black shale deposits in many locations throughout Europe, North America, and Asia. Conodont biostratigraphy indicates that the D-C boundary is present within the Pho Han Formation on Cat Ba...
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Sedimentary organic matter derives from biological precursor material which undergoes systematic, irreversible changes upon burial which mainly reflect increasing diagenetic temperatures, although other factors have also an influence. Several parameters have been established in the last decades to determine the palaeotemperature history of sediment...
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The IGCP 596–SDS Symposium is an international and multidisciplinary meeting aiming at a better understanding of the interactions existing between climate changes and biodiversity during the mid-Palaeozoic period (Devonian and Carboniferous). A time when terrestrial ecosystems experienced a biodiversity boom and oceanic ecosystems suffered from cat...
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Four sections of mainly Middle Devonian (Givetian) shallow-marine rocks at the northern margin of Gondwana (Central Iran) were investigated with a special focus on the Bahram Formation, as the stratigraphic range of the Bahram Formation is uncertain and still under discussion. Generally, the Bahram Formation is discontinuously underlain by the Lowe...
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The southern Rheinisches Schiefergebirge, which is part of the Rhenohercynian zone of the Central European Variscides, exhibits several allochthonous units: the Gießen-, and the Hörre nappe, and parts of the Frankenbach imbrication zone. These units were thrust over autochthonous and par-autochthonous volcano-sedimentary complexes of the Lahn and D...
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On Cat Ba Island in northeastern Vietnam, the Devonian to Carboniferous (D–C) transition consists mainly of ramp carbonates intercalated with black shale beds (Beds 1 to 176) in the Pho Han Formation and is one of the few records of the D–C transition of the eastern Paleotethys. The three main facies of the sequence are Facies 1 (alternations of wh...
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The Brilon-reef complex is one of the biggest Devonian carbonate buildups (~80 km2) of the Rheinisches Schiefergebirge. The Burgberg section is located in the southeastern fore-reef area of the Brilon Reef Complex and exposes a succession of strata (117 m thick), which extends from the Middle Givetian (middle varcus conodont Zone) to the Viséan (bi...
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Conodonts collected from sections near the small towns of Thong Pha Phum and Mae Sariang in the western-most part of Thailand are used to reconstruct the neodymium (Nd) isotopic composition of seawater during the Late Devonian. The study provides the first Devonian seawater signatures recognized within the Austra-lian shelf of northeastern Gondwana...
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The new Project 596 (2011-2015) within the International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) started in April 2011. It focuses on climate change and biodiversity patterns in the Mid-Paleozoic (Early Devonian to Late Carboniferous). Here we provide a summary of activities during the Opening Meeting. The first annual conference resulted in a consolidation of...