FEATURED AND RECENTLY ADDED FOSSILS
Sedimentary Evolution of the Southern Karavanks
Late Paleozoic sedimentary evolution of the Southern Karavanks spanning the Late Ordovician to Permo-Triassic boundary is marked by collisional uplift of the Variscan orogenic belt reaching its climax in the Moscovian. Pre-Variscan basement is unconformably overlain by post-Variscan sequence separated in two evolutionary cycles by a major intra-Permian tectonic event. Late Ordovician to Early Carboniferous sediments affected by the Variscan...
Geodynamic Evolution of the Varsican Orogeny
The lithologically similar Carnic Alps and Southern Karavanks are considered part of the southern external zone of the European Variscides. Variscan orogeny was a long lasting (Devonian - Early Permian) polyphase process involving heterochronous amalgamation of microcontinets and terranes detached from Laurussia and Gondwana, and their docking to the southern margin of Laurussia prior to its final collison with Gondwana.
Explorer of the Ancient Seas
Jože Bedič's fieldwork in the Southern Karavanks has yielded extensive collection of the Late Carboniferous-Early Permian material which rivals the fossil record of the Carnic Alps. In a period spanning three decades he has collected numerous fossils comprising dozens of new species, four of which - including one genus - have been named for him. Most of the specimens currently displayed on this website are kept in the Upper Sava Museum Jesenice.