Jurassic corals from the Shemshak Formation of the Alborz Mountains, Iran

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Pandey DK, Fürsich F
Journal: Zitteliana
Publication year: 2006
Volume: A46
Pages range: 41-74
ISSN: 0373-9627
Language: English


Abstract


Nineteen taxa of scleractinian corals are described and figured from the Toarcian-Lower Bajocian part of the Shemshak Formation of the Alborz Mountains. Dominant taxa are Isastrea, Microsolena, Trigerastraea, Periseris, and Collignonastraea. Most of these corals occur near the top of the formation (Lower Bajocian), close to the top of a large-scale shallowing cycle. Scattered specimens are found in transgressive lags of small-scale parasequences in the Toarcian part of the succession. Corals are very rare in the Shemshak Formation with the exception of Rian, NE of Semnan, where strongly reduced sedimentation rates facilitated the establishment of coral meadows and a patch reef in a mixed carbonate-siliciclastic setting on the crest of a tilted fault block.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Fürsich, Franz Prof. Dr.
Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät


Additional Organisation
Lehrstuhl für Paläoumwelt


External institutions with authors

University of Rajasthan


How to cite

APA:
Pandey, D.K., & Fürsich, F. (2006). Jurassic corals from the Shemshak Formation of the Alborz Mountains, Iran. Zitteliana, A46, 41-74.

MLA:
Pandey, Dhirendra Kumar, and Franz Fürsich. "Jurassic corals from the Shemshak Formation of the Alborz Mountains, Iran." Zitteliana A46 (2006): 41-74.

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