alexa Paleoecology andamp; Paleobiogeography of Orbitoides Genus in Zagros Basin (South West Iran) | OMICS International| Abstract

ISSN: 2157-7617

Journal of Earth Science & Climatic Change

  • Research Article   
  • J Earth Sci Clim Change 2015, Vol 6(1): 247
  • DOI: 10.4172/2157-7617.1000247

Paleoecology & Paleobiogeography of Orbitoides Genus in Zagros Basin (South West Iran)

Abyat A* and Lari AR
1Young Researchers and Elite Club, Omidieh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Omidieh, Iran
2Project Geologist, Gascoyne Resources Limited, Australia
*Corresponding Author : Abyat A, Young Researchers and Elite Club, Omidieh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Omidieh, Iran, Tel: +982147911, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Nov 27, 2014 / Accepted Date: Dec 31, 2014 / Published Date: Jan 10, 2015

Abstract

Orbitoides is a large size benthic foraminifera of Tarbur Foarmation (Late Campanian -Maastrichtian) distributed from Northwest to southeast of Zagros area. From the Paleoenvironment point of view this genus lives in shallow environment with high aggitation, high light penetration and low clastic particles in let (like reefs and barrier reefs). The Paleogeographic distribution of Orbitoides is between 28̊ 35´ and 34̊ 18´ Northern latitude. The number and variety of the genus decrease from southeast to Northwest of the area and is accordance with temperature reduction toward northern parts and hyaline wall of them. Studies show that the abundance of Orbitoides depends on temperature, type of existing sediments and local tectonic which affects the depth sub-basins.

Keywords: Orbitoides; Tarbur formation; Zagros; Paleogeography

Citation: Abyat A, Lari AR (2015) Paleoecology & Paleobiogeography of Orbitoides Genus in Zagros Basin (South West Iran). J Earth Sci Clim Change 6: 247. Doi: 10.4172/2157-7617.1000247

Copyright: © 2015 Abyat A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Select your language of interest to view the total content in your interested language

Post Your Comment
Share This Article
Recommended Conferences
Viewmore
Article Usage
  • Total views: 12243
  • [From(publication date): 1-2015 - Apr 23, 2018]
  • Breakdown by view type
  • HTML page views: 8400
  • PDF downloads: 3843