Paleoecology, taphonomy, and biogeography of a Coenothyris community (Brachiopoda, Terebratulida) from the Triassic (Upper Anisian-Lower Ladinian) of Israel. American Museum novitates ; no. 3479

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dc.contributor.author Feldman, Howard R.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-01-12T17:15:55Z
dc.date.available 2006-01-12T17:15:55Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5670
dc.description 19 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm. en
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 15-18). en
dc.description.abstract "A brachiopod community from the Fossiliferous Limestone Member (Upper Anisian-Lower Ladinian) of the Triassic Saharonim Formation at Har Gevanim, Makhtesh Ramon, southern Israel, is dominated by the terebratulid Coenothyris oweni Feldman. The community shows evidence of time-averaging and is largely composed of a single cohort of juvenile mortality of one spatfall. The Saharonim Formation was deposited under normal, calm, relatively shallow marine conditions as part of the global Anisian-Ladinian transgression. One horizon, varying in thickness between 1 and 1.5 cm, represents an autochthonous obrution deposit of juvenile Coenothyris brachiopods and 10 bivalve genera that were rapidly buried by pulses of clay in the form of flocculated mud. Other faunal constituents of the Saharonim Formation include conodonts, ostracodes, foraminiferans, bivalves, cephalopods, gastropods, echinoderms, and vertebrate remains that belong to the Sephardic Province and are diagnostic of the Middle Triassic series of Israel. The faunal composition and shallow depositional environment of the strata studied are useful in correlating the Triassic rocks in the Negev with those in Europe and help to differentiate the Sephardic Province from the Germanic Muschelkalk and the Alpine Tethyan faunas to the north"--P. [1]. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 3479 en
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3479, 2005 en
dc.subject.lcsh Coenothyris oweni. en
dc.subject.lcsh Terebratulida, Fossil -- Israel -- Ramon Crater. en
dc.subject.lcsh Bivalvia, Fossil -- Israel -- Ramon Crater. en
dc.subject.lcsh Brachiopoda, Fossil -- Israel -- Ramon Crater. en
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Triassic -- Israel -- Ramon Crater. en
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Israel -- Ramon Crater. en
dc.subject.lcsh Taphonomy -- Israel -- Ramon Crater. en
dc.subject.lcsh Paleobiogeography -- Israel -- Ramon Crater. en
dc.subject.lcsh Stratigraphic correlation -- Israel. en
dc.title Paleoecology, taphonomy, and biogeography of a Coenothyris community (Brachiopoda, Terebratulida) from the Triassic (Upper Anisian-Lower Ladinian) of Israel. American Museum novitates ; no. 3479 en
dc.title.alternative Brachiopod community en
dc.type text en

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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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