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Ostracods from Upper Ordovician (Katian) carbonate lithofacies in southwest Scotland

Abstract:

The Ordovician Craighead Limestone Formation of southwest Scotland was formed on a carbonate platform on the eastern tropical margin of the Laurentia palaeocontinent during the early Katian (c. 456 Ma). It yields the most diverse and well-preserved ostracod fauna yet recovered from the Scottish Ordovician succession, with some 25 species divisible into two distinct marine biotopes comprising shallow lagoonal and deeper platform margin settings, respectively. The ostracods show strong biogeogr...

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10.1017/S0016756810000385

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Mohibullah, M More by this author
Williams, M More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
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Journal:
GEOLOGICAL MAGAZINE
Volume:
147
Issue:
6
Pages:
919-939
Publication date:
2010-11-05
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EISSN:
1469-5081
ISSN:
0016-7568
URN:
uuid:49d1e4b6-04d6-4d37-b01f-3abcb86193e8
Source identifiers:
93375
Local pid:
pubs:93375

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