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STRATI 2013 pp 49-52 | Cite as

Impact of the Boda Event (Late Ordovician) on High-Latitude Peri-Gondwanan Faunas: An Echinoderm Perspective

  • Bertrand LefebvreEmail author
  • Yamouna Makhlouf
  • Elise Nardin
  • Ahmed Nedjari
  • Alexandra Touzeau
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)

Abstract

During the late Katian, high-latitude peri-Gondwanan regions of the Mediterranean Province displayed a dramatic faunal turnover, closely associated with a major shift from siliciclastic to carbonate-dominated sedimentation. In most Mediterranean regions, echinoderm assemblages show patterns of faunal replacement comparable to those already described in other groups of marine invertebrates (brachiopods, bryozoans, and trilobites). During the late Katian interval, typical soft substrate-adapted echinoderm communities were suddenly replaced by new communities associated with harder substrates (bryozoan mud-mounds). However, late Katian soft-substrate echinoderm communities persisted both in deep environments of the Prague Basin (Bohemia) and in the largest part of the Anti-Atlas (Morocco).

Keywords

Echinodermata Climate Gondwana Ordovician Palaeobiogeography 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bertrand Lefebvre
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yamouna Makhlouf
    • 2
  • Elise Nardin
    • 3
  • Ahmed Nedjari
    • 2
  • Alexandra Touzeau
    • 1
  1. 1.UMR CNRS 5276, Laboratoire de Géologie de Lyon, Terre, Planètes, Environnement (LGLTPE), Géode, campus de la Doua, Université Lyon 1, 2 rueVilleurbanne cedexFrance
  2. 2.Faculté des Sciences de la Terre, de Géographie et de l’Aménagement du TerritoireUniversité des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari BoumedieneAlgerAlgeria
  3. 3.UMR CNRS 5563, Géosciences Environnement Toulouse (GET), Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées (OMP)ToulouseFrance

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