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STRATI 2013 pp 1175-1179 | Cite as

The Karstic Habitat of Spelaeogriphaceans from the Las Hoyas Fossil Site (Upper Barremian, Serranía de Cuenca, Spain)

  • Marian Fregenal-MartínezEmail author
  • M. Belén Muñoz-García
  • Angela D. Buscalioni
  • Javier Elez
  • Raúl de la Horra
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)

Abstract

Fossil remains of spelaeogriphaceans (Family Acadiocarididae) are common in Las Hoyas Konservat-Lagerstätte (upper Barremian, La Huérguina Formation, southwestern Iberian Basin), although they belong to an extremely rare group in the fossil record. They have been interpreted as having inhabited karstic environments as do their contemporaneous equivalents; however, this interpretation has not been clearly proven. Based on tectonic, sedimentological, geochemical, and palaeontological data, the aim of this work is to explore the evidence for active karst processes contemporaneous with Barremian sedimentation in order to support the palaeoecological hypothesis, and to shed further light on the reconstruction of the palaeogeographical evolution of the basin.

Keywords

Palaeokarst Las Hoyas fossil site Spelaeogriphaceans Lower Cretaceous Iberian ranges 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This is a contribution to Project CGL2009-11838/BTE of the Ministry of Science and Technology of Spain.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marian Fregenal-Martínez
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. Belén Muñoz-García
    • 1
  • Angela D. Buscalioni
    • 2
  • Javier Elez
    • 1
  • Raúl de la Horra
    • 1
  1. 1.Dpto. de Estratigrafía. Facultad de Ciencias GeológicasUniversidad Complutense de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.Unidad de Paleontología. Facultad de CienciasUniversidad Autónoma de MadridMadridSpain

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