Rendiconti Online della Società Geologica Italiana - Vol. 58/2022

Palaeoclimatic control on the sedimentary architecture of an early Palaeozoic mixed carbonate-siliciclastic ramp from the Zagros Basin (SW Iran)

Andrea Sorci1, Simonetta Cirilli1, Amalia Spina1, Giacomo Rettori2, Mansour Ghorbani3-4 & Roberto Rettori1
1Department of Physics and Geology, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Via A. Pascoli, Perugia, Italy.
2Department of Philosophy, Social Sciences and Education, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Piazza G. Ermini 1, Perugia, Italy.
3Shahid Beheshti University, Shahid Shahriari Square, Evin, Tehran, Iran.
4Pars Arian Zamin Geological Research Center, Tehran, Iran.
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Volume: 58/2022
Pages: 42-47


The early Palaeozoic represents an important geological period characterized by a series of major climatic, biological and geodynamic events. The Zagros Basin (SW Iran) is a key area for the study of this time interval, due to the widespread and well-exposed Cambrian-Ordovician successions. The Tang-e- Ilbeyk section (293 m thick), characterized by the superimposition of carbonate- siliciclastic lithological units, provided useful data for palaeoenvironmental and palaeoclimatic reconstructions and new constraints for the lower Palaeozoic palaeogeography of Middle East.


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