Macrobenthic community structure in a high-productivity region: Upper Campanian Mishash Formation (Israel)
Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 261(1-2): 58-77
ISSN/ISBN: 0031-0182 Accession: 022989574
A paleoecological study of molluscan fossils from the Upper Campanian Mishash Formation of southern Israel was undertaken to provide new insights into the inference of bottom-oxygen levels, food availability and bottom water energy on high-productivity scafloors. Quantitative data for molluscan analysis were collected from each of the main lithologies that comprises the high-productivity facies-mosaic of the Mishash sea, i.e., organic-rich carbonates, thin-porcelanite and -chert beds, and loosely- to densely-packed shell beds. Diagenesis has obliterated faunal remains in carbonate layers.