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  1. In recent years the upper Rhone Valley has been one of the most intensively investigated regions by the Swiss Seismological Service. The high seismicity in the region encourages research in the seismological f...

    Authors: Stefan Fritsche, Donat Fäh and Gabriela Schwarz-Zanetti

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2012 105:95

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  2. New biostratigraphic data significantly improve the age assignment of the Ladinian succession of Monte San Giorgio (UNESCO World Heritage List site, Southern Alps, Switzerland), whose world-famous fossil marin...

    Authors: Rudolf Stockar, Peter O. Baumgartner and Daniel Condon

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2012 105:93

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  3. The Canavese Line in the Western Alps represents the position in the Alpine chain, where alkaline and calc-alkaline magmatism occur in close spatial and temporal association. In addition to available data on t...

    Authors: Alfons Berger, Tonny B. Thomsen, Maria Ovtcharova, Notburga Kapferer and Ivan Mercolli

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2012 105:91

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  4. The high-pressure metamorphic rocks of the Sesia–Lanzo zone are partly covered by a volcano-sedimentary unit, the Biella Volcanic Suite. Calc-alkaline and shoshonitic lavas extruded sub-aerially on the Oligoce...

    Authors: Notburga Kapferer, Ivan Mercolli, Alfons Berger, Maria Ovtcharova and Bernhard Fügenschuh

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2012 105:92

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  5. In order to better understand the origin and enrichment mechanisms leading to elevated Zn concentrations in Jurassic limestone of the Jura mountain range (JMR) and the Burgundy (B), we investigated four locati...

    Authors: Olivier Jacquat, Claire Rambeau, Andreas Voegelin, Natalia Efimenko, André Villard, Karl B. Föllmi and Ruben Kretzschmar

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104:86

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  6. Understanding and interpretation of ‘numbers’ produced about the depositional age of an erratic boulder by cosmogenic nuclide surface-exposure dating is important in the construction of glacial chronology. We ...

    Authors: Naki Akçar, Susan Ivy-Ochs, Peter W. Kubik and Christian Schlüchter

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104:88

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  7. Monometamorphic metasediments of Paleozoic or Mesozoic age constituting Schneeberg and Radenthein Complex experienced coherent deformation and metamorphism during Late Cretaceous times. Both complexes are part...

    Authors: Kurt Krenn, Walter Kurz, Harald Fritz and Georg Hoinkes

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104:87

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  8. Abundant veins filled by calcite, celestite and pyrite were found in the core of a 719 m deep borehole drilled in Oftringen near Olten, located in the north-western Molasse basin, close to the thrust of the Fo...

    Authors: Antoine de Haller, Alexandre Tarantola, Martin Mazurek and Jorge Spangenberg

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104:85

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  9. This report of the Swiss Seismological Service summarizes the seismic activity in Switzerland and surrounding regions during 2010. During this period, 407 earthquakes and 85 quarry blasts were detected and loc...

    Authors: Nicholas Deichmann, John Clinton, Stephan Husen, Benjamin Edwards, Florian Haslinger, Donat Fäh, Domenico Giardini, Philipp Kästli, Urs Kradolfer and Stefan Wiemer

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104:84

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  10. Bathymetric data available for Swiss lakes have typically only low to moderate resolution and variable quality, making them insufficient for detailed underwater geomorphological studies. This article presents ...

    Authors: Michael Hilbe, Flavio S. Anselmetti, Raymond S. Eilertsen, Louise Hansen and Walter Wildi

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104:83

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  11. A new pterosaur, Microtuban altivolans gen. et sp. nov., is described from the Sannine Formation of northern Lebanon. The specimen is the first pterosaur from the Early Cenomanian (Late Cretaceous) locality of Hj...

    Authors: Ross A. Elgin and Eberhard Frey

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104(Suppl 1):81

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  12. A new species of the clupeid genus Scombroclupea is described from the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian) Plattenkalk locality “Loma la Mula” in Coahuila, northeastern Mexico. The material provides new osteological da...

    Authors: Samuel Giersch, Eberhard Frey, Wolfgang Stinnesbeck, Christina Ifrim and José Manuel Padilla Gutierrez

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104(Suppl 1):79

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  13. A newly opened excavation in the Cassina beds of the Lower Meride Limestone (Monte San Giorgio UNESCO World Heritage List, Canton Ticino, Switzerland), has yielded a pachypleurosaurid (Reptilia: Sauropterygia)...

    Authors: Rudolf Stockar and Silvio Renesto

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104(Suppl 1):77

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  14. The re-discovery of nine petrographic slides from the late 19th century at the palaeontological collections of the University of Zurich, showing thin-sectioned ichthyosaur teeth, revealed these slides be the o...

    Authors: Torsten M. Scheyer and Markus Moser

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104(Suppl 1):76

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  15. A new taxon, †Crassodontidanus gen. nov. of Hexanchiformes (cow sharks) from the Jurassic of Germany is described. It is characterized by peculiar teeth combining apomorphic (serrated mesial cutting edge of the m...

    Authors: Jürgen Kriwet and Stefanie Klug

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104(Suppl 1):75

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  16. Remarkable bedding features occur in Middle Cambrian platy limestone of the Western Hills close to Beijing in NE-China, which are intercalated in a sequence of shallow water carbonates (mudstones, storm deposi...

    Authors: Guangzhen Chu, Roman Koch and Christian Weiss

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104(Suppl 1):78

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  17. The study of the radiolarian ribbon chert is a key in determining the origins of associated Mesozoic oceanic terranes and may help to achieve a general agreement regarding the basic principles on the evolution...

    Authors: Alexandre N. Bandini, Peter O. Baumgartner, Kennet Flores, Paulian Dumitrica, Cyril Hochard, Gérard M. Stampfli and Sarah-Jane Jackett

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104:72

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  18. The lowermost units of the nappe pile of the Lepontine Alps crop out in the Antigorio valley in the footwall of the Simplon Fault. The whole orthogneiss section of the Antigorio Unit is exposed on both sides o...

    Authors: Vito Meggiolaro, Michele Sapigni and Anna Maria Fioretti

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104:74

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  19. Based on an almost complete three-dimensionally preserved skeleton, a new genus and species of an azhdarchoid pterosaur Aurorazhdarcho primordius n.gen. n.sp. from the Late Jurassic Solnhofen limestone (Early Tit...

    Authors: Eberhard Frey, Christian A. Meyer and Helmut Tischlinger

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104(Suppl 1):73

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  20. One-dimensional (1D) velocity models are still widely used for computing earthquake locations at seismological centers or in regions where three-dimensional (3D) velocity models are not available due to the la...

    Authors: Stephan Husen, Edi Kissling and John F. Clinton

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104:71

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  21. Excavated in the Opalinus Clay formation, the Mont Terri underground rock laboratory in the Jura Mountains of NW Switzerland is an important international test site for researching argillaceous formations, par...

    Authors: Christophe Nussbaum, Paul Bossart, Florian Amann and Charles Aubourg

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104:187

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  22. An incomplete skull of the leptonectid ichthyosaur Eurhinosaurus longirostris found in the Rietheim Member (previously “Posidonienschiefer”; Toarcian, Early Jurassic) of Staffelegg, Canton Aargau, is the first re...

    Authors: Achim G. Reisdorf, Michael W. Maisch and Andreas Wetzel

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104:211

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  23. The material of Hispanomys decedens (Rodentia, Cricetodontinae) from La Grive-Saint Alban (France) is described in detail for the first time. H. decedens, which is one of the oldest species of the genus, shows th...

    Authors: Raquel López-Antoñanzas and Pierre Mein

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104:345

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  24. The Lavanttal Fault Zone (LFZ) is generally considered to be related to Miocene orogen-parallel escape tectonics in the Eastern Alps. By applying thermochronological methods with retention temperatures ranging...

    Authors: Walter Kurz, Andreas Wölfler, Robert Rabitsch and Johann Genser

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104:323

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  25. The Teggiolo zone is the sedimentary cover of the Antigorio nappe, one of the lowest tectonic units of the Penninic Central Alps. Detailed mapping, stratigraphic and structural analyses, and comparisons with l...

    Authors: Battista Matasci, Jean-Luc Epard and Henri Masson

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104:257

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  26. The palaeogeographic attribution of the Schlieren Flysch and its counterparts in the Gurnigel Nappe is still a matter of debate. These Late Alpine deep-sea trench deposits show a variable tectonic thrust relat...

    Authors: Endrio Bütler, Wilfried Winkler and Marcel Guillong

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104:225

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  27. Sediment production and accumulation on shallow carbonate platforms are controlled by allogenic, externally controlled processes (such as sea level, climate, and/or platform-wide subsidence patterns) as well a...

    Authors: Jonas Tresch and André Strasser

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104:64

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  28. The surroundings of Solothurn (NW Switzerland) have been known for their fossil marine turtles since the beginning of the nineteenth century. In more recent history, access to the fossil bearing layers i.e. the R...

    Authors: Moyna K. Müller

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104(Suppl 1):61

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  29. A combination of four thermochronometers [zircon fission track (ZFT), zircon (U–Th)/He (ZHe), apatite fission track (AFT) and apatite (U–Th–[Sm])/He (AHe) dating methods] applied to a valley to ridge transect ...

    Authors: Martin Danišík, Jaroslav Kadlec, Christoph Glotzbach, Anett Weisheit, István Dunkl, Milan Kohút, Noreen J. Evans, Monika Orvošová and Brad J. McDonald

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104:60

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  30. The deposits of the Early Jurassic in northern Switzerland accumulated in the relatively slowly subsiding transition zone between the southwestern part of the Swabian basin and the eastern part of the Paris ba...

    Authors: Achim G. Reisdorf, Andreas Wetzel, Rudolf Schlatter and Peter Jordan

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104:57

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  31. The Middle–Upper Jurassic succession of the Marguareis–Mongioie area (Ligurian Briançonnais Domain), developed in a protected shelf environment evolving into a pelagic plateau, bears clear evidence of synsedim...

    Authors: Carlo Bertok, Luca Martire, Elena Perotti, Anna d’Atri and Fabrizio Piana

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104:237

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  32. The morphology of the small stalkless Saccocoma tenella is unique among crinoids. It is characterized by an extremely light skeleton with dish-like lateral wings on the proximal brachials and peculiar paired vert...

    Authors: Hans Hess and Walter Etter

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104(Suppl 1):59

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  33. A review of the Pliensbachian ammonite faunas of the Algarve Basin is given covering their taxonomy, stratigraphy and palaeobiogeography (palaeobiodiversity). This review is based on both an extensive revision...

    Authors: Jean-Louis Dommergues, Christian Meister and Rogério B. Rocha

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104:56

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  34. During the late Early Cretaceous, the shallow-water domains of the western Tethys are characterized by the widespread deposition of Urgonian-type carbonates rich in rudists, corals and other oligotrophic, shal...

    Authors: Alexis Godet, Karl B. Föllmi, Peter Stille, Stéphane Bodin, Virginie Matera and Thierry Adatte

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104:53

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  35. A well-preserved ammonoid fauna of Early Dienerian age has long been known from the lower portion of the Candelaria Formation in the old Candelaria silver mining district in Mineral and Esmeralda Counties, Nev...

    Authors: David Ware, James F. Jenks, Michael Hautmann and Hugo Bucher

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104:55

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  36. Magmatic rocks from the pre-Mesozoic basements of the Sambuco and Maggia nappes have been dated by U–Pb zircon ages with the LA-ICPMS technique. Several magmatic events have been identified in the Sambuco napp...

    Authors: Denise Bussien, François Bussy, Tomas Magna and Henri Masson

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104:49

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  37. The pre-Mesozoic, mainly Variscan metamorphic basement of the Col de Bérard area (Aiguilles Rouges Massif, External domain) consists of paragneisses and micaschists together with various orthogneisses and meta...

    Authors: Bernhard Schulz and Jürgen F. von Raumer

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104:48

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  38. Cement stratigraphy of carbonates aims to establish the chronology of processes involved in the rock diagenesis. Regional cement stratigraphy allows correlations and understanding of the petrological heterogen...

    Authors: Aurèle Vuillemin, Mapathe Ndiaye, Rossana Martini and Eric Davaud

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104:47

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  39. In contrast to Solnhofen-type conservation Lagerstätten, the platy limestones of the Benkovac Stone of the Eocene of Croatia contains a variety of trace fossils. They belong to the Nereites ichnofacies, character...

    Authors: Adolf Seilacher and Erwin Mrinjek

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104(Suppl 1):51

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  40. The unlined Bedretto tunnel in the Central Swiss Alps has been used to investigate in detail the fault architecture and late Alpine brittle faulting processes in the Rotondo granite on macroscopic and microsco...

    Authors: Volker Lützenkirchen and Simon Loew

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2011 104:50

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  41. The primitive ruminant genus Iberomeryx is poorly documented, as it is essentially only known from rare occurrences of dental remains. Therefore, the phylogeny and palaeobiology of Iberomeryx remain rather enigma...

    Authors: Bastien Mennecart, Damien Becker and Jean-Pierre Berger

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2010 104(Suppl 1):34

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  42. The late Middle Anisian Daonella fengshanensis sp. nov. from the upper part of the Lower Member of the Banna Formation near Jinya in northwestern Guangxi, southwestern China, represents the earliest appearance of...

    Authors: Jin-hua Chen and Frank Stiller

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2010 103:35

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  43. A well-preserved large limulid trackway related to Kouphichnium lithographicum is described from the Upper Kimmeridgian Lithographic Limestones of Cerin (Ain, France). It is three meters long and exhibits ten suc...

    Authors: Christian Gaillard

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2010 104(Suppl 1):32

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  44. Developmental biology has become a major issue for understanding the evolution of Arthropoda. While usually only the ontogenies of extant species are studied, developmental information of fossil arthropods may...

    Authors: Joachim T. Haug, Carolin Haug, Dieter Waloszek and Günter Schweigert

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Geosciences 2010 104(Suppl 1):33

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