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Macrobenthic community structure in a high-productivity region: Upper Campanian Mishash Formation (Israel)

Edelman-Furstenberg, Yael

Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 261(1-2): 58-77


ISSN/ISBN: 0031-0182
Accession: 022989574

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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.

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