Main Dolomite (German: Hauptdolomit, Italian: Dolomia Principale) is a lithostratigraphic unit in the Alps of Europe.


The formation is found in:

It is primarily made of dolostone or dolomite rock, ranging 0–2,200 metres (0–7,218 ft) in thickness. The formation was deposited in shallow lagoons during the Late Carnian and Early Norian ages of the Late Triassic Epoch in the Triassic Period, during the Mesozoic Era.


Fossil prosauropod tracks have been reported from the formation.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Weishampel, David B.; Dodson, Peter; and Osmólska, Halszka (eds.): The Dinosauria, 2nd, Berkeley: University of California Press. Pp. 517-607 ISBN 0-520-24209-2