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American Journal of Environmental Protection. 2014, 2(5), 79-82
DOI: 10.12691/env-2-5-1
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Palaeobiogeographical and Paleoenvironmental Study of the Middle-Upper Jurassic Corals in East-Central Iran Carbonate Platform

Kaveh Khaksar1, and Keyvan Khaksar2

1Department of Soil and Water, Institute of Scientific Applied Higher Education of Jihad-e-Agriculture, Education and Extension Organization, Ministry of Agriculture Karaj-Iran

2Faculty of Basic Sciences, Qom Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qom, Iran

Pub. Date: September 22, 2014

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Kaveh Khaksar and Keyvan Khaksar. Palaeobiogeographical and Paleoenvironmental Study of the Middle-Upper Jurassic Corals in East-Central Iran Carbonate Platform. American Journal of Environmental Protection. 2014; 2(5):79-82. doi: 10.12691/env-2-5-1

Abstract

This research gives a general outline of the Middle-Upper Jurassic sequences cropping out Central-East Iran. Jurassic rocks are spread widely in central-East Iran. In the Jurassic, East-Central Iran carbonate Platform, in the aspect of biogeography, has been located in the north of Gondwana paleocontinent and near northern margin of Paleo Tethys Ocean. The corals of the Jurassic of the Iranian carbonate platform have been compared with the Jurassic corals of the other provinces of the world. The whole assemblage of Iran show higher similarity with the Europe and South Asia Provinces assemblages. The Central East Iranian corals dominantly formed by colonies and belongs to reefal environment.

Keywords:
jurassic corals paleogeography paleoecology central-east iran

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