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STRATI 2013 pp 419-423 | Cite as

The Fezouata Biota (Central Anti-Atlas, Morocco): Biostratigraphy and Associated Environmental Conditions of an Ordovician Burgess Shale

  • Emmanuel MartinEmail author
  • Bertrand Lefebvre
  • Bernard Pittet
  • Jean Vannier
  • Ali Bachnou
  • Khadija El Hariri
  • Ahmid Hafid
  • Moussa Masrour
  • Fleur Noailles
  • Hendrik Nowak
  • Thomas Servais
  • Thijs R. A. Vandenbroucke
  • Peter Van Roy
  • Muriel Vidal
  • Daniel Vizcaïno
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)

Abstract

The Lower Ordovician Fezouata Biota (central Anti-Atlas, Morocco) is the sole exceptionally preserved marine fossil assemblage of Burgess Shale type so far known from post-Cambrian rocks. It offers a unique opportunity to document the transition between the Cambrian and Palaeozoic evolutionary faunas. Recent fieldwork in the area north of Zagora has yielded critical new information on both the precise stratigraphic position of, and the palaeoenvironmental conditions associated with, the exceptionally preserved assemblages of the Fezouata Biota.

Keywords

Biostratigraphy Lagerstätte Morocco Ordovician Palaeoenvironment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emmanuel Martin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bertrand Lefebvre
    • 1
  • Bernard Pittet
    • 1
  • Jean Vannier
    • 1
  • Ali Bachnou
    • 2
  • Khadija El Hariri
    • 2
  • Ahmid Hafid
    • 2
  • Moussa Masrour
    • 3
  • Fleur Noailles
    • 4
  • Hendrik Nowak
    • 5
  • Thomas Servais
    • 5
  • Thijs R. A. Vandenbroucke
    • 5
  • Peter Van Roy
    • 6
    • 7
  • Muriel Vidal
    • 8
  • Daniel Vizcaïno
    • 9
  1. 1.UMR CNRS 5276 Laboratoire de Géologie de Lyon, Terre, Planètes, Environnement (LGLTPE)Université Lyon 1LyonFrance
  2. 2.Département des Sciences de la Terre, Faculté des Sciences et TechniquesUniversité Cadi-AyyadMarrakechMaroc
  3. 3.Département de Géologie, Faculté des SciencesUniversité Ibn ZohrAgadirMaroc
  4. 4.Department of Earth SciencesUniversity of BristolBristolUK
  5. 5.UMR CNRS 8217 Géosystèmes, bâtiment SN5, Cité ScientifiqueUniversité des Sciences et Technologies de LilleLilleFrance
  6. 6.Research Unit Palaeontology, Department of Geology and Soil ScienceGhent UniversityGentBelgique
  7. 7.Department of Geology and GeophysicsYale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  8. 8.UMR CNRS 6538 Domaines Océaniques, Département des Sciences de la TerreUniversité de Bretagne OccidentaleBrestFrance
  9. 9.Maquens, 7 rue Jean-Baptiste ChardinCarcassonneFrance

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