1. The Late Permian Kupferschiefer Fossils and the Geological Educational Trail in the UNESCO Global Geopark TERRA.vita (NW Germany)

Tobias Fischer; Lothar Schöllmann; Johannes Haunert

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 12 June 2021


  The iconic Kupferschiefer is a stratigraphic marker horizon of the Upper Permian in Northern and Central Europe, which is recognized internationally as a unique stratum because of its outstanding preservation of fish, reptile, and plant fossils. In the UNESCO Global Geopark TERRA.vita, Kupferschiefer ...  Read More

2. Palaeontological And Geological Highlights Of The Black Country UNESCO Global Geopark

Graham J Worton; Colin D Prosser; Jonathan G Larwood

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 June 2021


  The Black Country UNESCO Global Geopark, located in central England, joined the Global Geopark Network in July 2020. It is the most urban Geopark in the network with a population of approximately 1.1 million people. Located in an area rich in raw materials (Carboniferous coal, iron, and clay; Silurian ...  Read More

3. The Piesberg: A NW-German site of international importance for the Pennsylvanian (Late Carboniferous)

Angelika Leipner; Tobias Fischer; Patrick Chellouche

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 14 June 2021


  Piesberg quarry is famous for its Upper Carboniferous plant and arthropod fossils, including several holotypes of flying insects. The high degree of maturity of the Piesberg strata, such as the presence of anthracitic coal, quartzite, and large quartz crystals, led to controversies over a possible underlying ...  Read More

4. Giant trilobites and other Middle Ordovician invertebrate fossils from the Arouca UNESCO Global Geopark, Portugal

Artur A. Sá; Sofia Pereira; Isabel Rábano; Juan Carlos Gutiérrez-Marco

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 14 June 2021


  The giant Ordovician trilobites from the Canelas quarry constitute the most iconic sign of identity of the Arouca UNESCO Global Geopark at an international level. Palaeontological studies determined the importance of this fossil locality for studying aspects of the social behavior of these marine arthropods ...  Read More