Jurassic reef events in the Moroccan Atlas: A review
Sadki, Driss1; Sha, Jin-Geng (沙金庚)2
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In the Moroccan Atlas, sedimentary deposits provide important data on reef events that characterize the Jurassic period. Recent work allows us to enhance knowledge of the Jurassic reefs in the Atlas, in particular their age, character and palaeogeographic distribution. Numerous localities with sponge-microbial mud mounds, coral reefs, and lithiotid bioherms are recorded from the Middle and High Atlas regions. These different biogenic constructions occupy different palaeogeographic settings: on the top of tilted blocks within the basin center; in slightly deeper positions, at the basin platform junction; and on adjacent platforms in the middle of the coastal area. The main episodes of reef building span nearly 30 million years, as follows: (1) Sinemurian, (2) early Pliensbachian, (3) late Toarcian, (4) Aalenian-early Bajocian (pars), and (5) late Bajocian. These five distinct reef events can be linked with general fluctuations of sea level and tectonism, and have palaeoclimatic implications. (C) 2018 Elsevier Ireland Ltd Elsevier B.V. and Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, CAS. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

KeywordCarbonate Sedimentology Reef Events Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Jurassic Moroccan Atlas
WOS KeywordMiddle Atlas ; Bou Dahar ; Mounds ; Platform ; Algeria ; Tethys ; Facies ; Dogger ; Basin ; Age
WOS Research AreaPaleontology
WOS SubjectPaleontology
WOS IDWOS:000449699000003
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Corresponding AuthorSadki, Driss
Affiliation1.Moulay Ismail Univ, Fac Sci, BP 11201 Zitoune, Meknes 50070, Morocco
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Nanjing Inst Geol & Palaeontol, State Key Lab Palaeobiol & Stratig, Nanjing 210008, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
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Sadki, Driss,Sha, Jin-Geng . Jurassic reef events in the Moroccan Atlas: A review[J]. PALAEOWORLD,2018,27(4):458-466.
APA Sadki, Driss,&Sha, Jin-Geng .(2018).Jurassic reef events in the Moroccan Atlas: A review.PALAEOWORLD,27(4),458-466.
MLA Sadki, Driss,et al."Jurassic reef events in the Moroccan Atlas: A review".PALAEOWORLD 27.4(2018):458-466.
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