First record of Sakmarian smaller foraminifers from the Sarab section (South Lut Block in Central Iran)

Abstract

The Early Permian (Sakmarian) in the Dalgan area of South Lut Block in Central Iran is more than 85 m thick and includes thick sequences of conglomerate, shale, quartzarenite, dolomite, sandy limestone, and limestones. One assemblage of smaller foraminifers are first distinguished and described from section of the Lut tectonic Block, Central Iran. The assemblage that have been studied are correlated with some assemblages from the East European platform, Cis-Urals, Darvaz, Northern Pamir, Central Iran (Kalmard Block) and some other regions of the Tethyan realm. The results of correlation and available data on fusulinids occurring in association with smaller foraminifers are used for dating the assemblages whose distribution ranges span the stratigraphic interval from the Sakmarian.

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We are sincerely grateful to Dena Hashemizadeh for graphics and the investigations were carried within the frame of the research project “14-11-1-10397” supported by Islamic Azad University of Zahedan Branch.

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Yarahmadzahi, H., Vachard, D. & Gorgij, M.N. First record of Sakmarian smaller foraminifers from the Sarab section (South Lut Block in Central Iran). Arab J Geosci 8, 3119–3127 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12517-014-1431-x

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Keywords

  • Stratigraphy
  • Smaller foraminifers
  • Permian system
  • Central Iran
  • Dalgan area