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Ostracods of the Cenomanian-Turonian Transition (Whiteinella archaeocretacea Zone) in the Ksour and Amour Mountains (Saharan Atlas, Algeria): Paleobiogeographic Implication

  • Mustapha BenadlaEmail author
  • Abbas Marok
  • Matías Reolid
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)

Abstract

The ostracods study of the Cenomanian-Turonian transition in the Ksour and Amour Mountains (Saharan Atlas, Algeria) enables us to identify two faunal assemblages characterizing the Whiteinella archaeocretacea Zone. These assemblages of 9 genera were compared with those often basins which belonging to different paleobiogeographic provinces in order to look for possible similarity between basins. The obtained results show an isolation of the Ksour and Amour Mountains compared to the considered basins.

Keywords

Ostracods Cenomanian-Turonian Ksour and amour Mountains Saharan atlas Algeria Paleobiogeography 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth and Univers SciencesUniversity of TlemcenTlemcenAlgeria
  2. 2.Departamento de GeologíaUniversidad de JaénJaénSpain

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