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Paleoenvironmental analysis and biostratigraphy of the Upper Jurassic Esfandiar Formation (East–Central Iran)

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Abstract:

Microfacies and paleoenvironmental investigations have been carried out on the Upper Jurassic Esfandiar Limestone Formation in the Pikuh Area, south of the Shotori Mountains (east-central Iran). Based on field studies and of thin-sections, seven facies types are distinguished. These facies characterize a sheltered interior platform setting for the Esfandiar Limestone Formation. Benthic foraminifera provide a direct age determination (Middle Oxfordian-Lower Kimmeridgian) for the Esfandiar Limestone Formation.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1127/0077-7749/2007/0243-0101

Publication date: January 1, 2007

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