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Stratigraphy and Geological Correlation

, Volume 19, Issue 7, pp 687–776 | Cite as

Fusulinids and stratigraphy of the Carboniferous and Permian in Iran

  • E. Ja. Leven
  • M. N. Gorgij
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Abstract

This monograph is an overview of the Carboniferous-Permian stratigraphy in Iran based on our recent research on fusulinids combined with relevant data from literature. In the first part of the monograph, we consider the Carboniferous and Permian stratigraphic scales used to characterize and correlate the sections studied. The second part is devoted to description of Carboniferous and Permian deposits in the principal tectonic structures of Iran, i.e., in the Alborz, Yazd, Kalmard, Tabas, Sanandaj-Sirjan and Zagros blocks, and correlation of their sections. Fusulinid assemblages, their comparison with concurrent assemblages of the East European platform and degree of endemism are described in the third part. In the concluding part, we discuss certain trends in the distribution of fusulinids and some problems of their stratigraphy that can be inferred from the data analyzed. The monograph includes 11 text figures, a correlation chart, and a summary table of fusulinid taxa (453 species and subspecies of 107 genera and subgenera) discovered in Iran. Species most characteristic of fusulinid assemblages described in the work are figured in 32 plates.

Keywords

stratigraphy fusulinids Carboniferous Permian Iran 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Geological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Sistan and Baluchestan UniversityZahedanIran

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