Early Ordovician sponge-Calathium-microbial reefs on the Yangtze Platform margin of the South China Block

Journal article
(Original article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Li Q, Lin Y, Kießling W
Journal: Gff
Publisher: Taylor & Francis: STM, Behavioural Science and Public Health Titles
Publication year: 2014
Volume: 136
Journal issue: 1
Pages range: 157-161
ISSN: 1103-5897


Abstract


Early Ordovician (late Tremadocian to early Floian) reefs on the Yangtze Platform margin of the Hunghuayuan Formation at Zhangzhai section in southeastern Guizhou, South China show three types of reefs in two broad categories: microbial-dominated (stromatolite and lithistid sponge-Calathium-calcimicrobial) reefs and metazoan-dominated (lithistid sponge-Calathium) reefs. These reef types represent different communities controlled by varying environmental settings. Stromatolites tended to develop in the shallow subtidal zone, whereas unlaminated calcimicrobial mounds and metazoan-dominated reefs thrived at greater depths. This is the first report on metazoan-dominated reefs at the platform margin of the Hunghuayuan Formation. © 2014 © 2014 Taylor & Francis.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Kießling, Wolfgang Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Paläoumwelt
Li, Qijian
Lehrstuhl für Paläoumwelt


External institutions
Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology


How to cite

APA:
Li, Q., Lin, Y., & Kießling, W. (2014). Early Ordovician sponge-Calathium-microbial reefs on the Yangtze Platform margin of the South China Block. Gff, 136(1), 157-161. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/11035897.2013.862852

MLA:
Li, Qijian, Yue Lin, and Wolfgang Kießling. "Early Ordovician sponge-Calathium-microbial reefs on the Yangtze Platform margin of the South China Block." Gff 136.1 (2014): 157-161.

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