Triassic Reefs of the Tethys

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Publication Details

Author(s): Flügel E, Senowbari-Daryan B
Editor(s): Springer, Boston, MA
Title edited volumes: The History and Sedimentology of Ancient Reef Systems
Publisher: Plenum
Publishing place: New York
Publication year: 2001
Pages range: 217-249
ISBN: 978-1-4615-1219-6
Language: English


The evolution of Triassic reefs started with a long-lasting global crisis of the metazoan reef ecosystem after the Permian—Triassic mass extinction (about 12 Ma), followed by a relatively rapid recovery during the Middle Triassic. Reef systems were differentiated during the Upper Triassic but were severely affected by a global crisis at the Triassic—Jurasic boundary. The present contribution is focused on the biological controls of Triassic reefs, particularly in the Tethyan realm, and on the major changes in reef ecosystems recorded by differences in reef types and reef biota. The term “reef” as used in this chapter refers to bioconstructions characterized by (1) biological control during the formation of the structure (predominantly by sessile benthic organisms), (2) a laterally restricted topographic relief, and (3) (inferred) rigidity of the structure.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Senowbari-Daryan, Baba apl. Prof. Dr.
Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät

How to cite

Flügel, E., & Senowbari-Daryan, B. (2001). Triassic Reefs of the Tethys. In Springer, Boston, MA (Eds.), The History and Sedimentology of Ancient Reef Systems (pp. 217-249). New York: Plenum.

Flügel, Erik, and Baba Senowbari-Daryan. "Triassic Reefs of the Tethys." The History and Sedimentology of Ancient Reef Systems Ed. Springer, Boston, MA, New York: Plenum, 2001. 217-249.


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