Meister, C. and Piuz, A. and Cavin, L. and Boudad, L. and Bacchia, F. and Ettachfini, E.M. and Benyoucef, M. (2017) Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian-Turonian) ammonites from southern Morocco and south western Algeria. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 10 (1).

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On the basis of nine lithostratigraphical profiles, 23 cephalopods taxa (nautilus and ammonites) are described from the Preafrican Trough and the Kem Kem region. Among them, a new species is proposed: Spathites (Jeanrogericeras) asflaensis nov. sp. This fauna is placed in its biostratigraphical framework and correlated with the standard zonation of the late Cenomanian–early Turonian. Moreover, stratigraphic correlations are proposed for the whole Maghreb from the Tarfaya Basin in the west to central Tunisia in the east. Selected taxa reveal the paleogeographical context of the western Tethys; a complex distribution of emerged areas and epicontinental seas impacted by an important marine trangression that constantly modified the costaline. © 2016, Saudi Society for Geosciences.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ammonite; biostratigraphy; biozonation; Cenomanian; Cenomanian-Turonian boundary; geographical distribution; inland sea; lithostratigraphy; new species; paleogeography; stratigraphic correlation; taxonomy; transgression; Turonian, Algeria; Guelmim-Es Smara; Morocco; Tarfaya Basin, Cephalopoda; Nautilus
Subjects: Earth and Planetary Sciences
Divisions: SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION > Earth and Planetary Sciences
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