In this paper, we describe the upper Cisuralian Safetdara and Gundara formations of the Darvaz mountains, North Pamir, which were part of the Kunlun Arc, developed along the active Eurasian margin. The Safetdara Formation comprises massive limestones (mainly cyanobacterial, Tubiphytes and Archaeolithoporella boundstones) alternating with well-bedded bioclastic and oncoidal limestones and an interval of recessive shales. The formation crops out above the Chelamchi Formation consisting of turbiditic siltstones and sandstones with bioclastic silty limestones yielding massive limestone olistoliths. The Gundara Formation consists of fine sandstones at the base, followed by well-bedded marly bioclastic, oncoidal and microbial limestones, bearing a rich silicified brachiopod fauna in life-position. Two new taxa have been identified in this association: the cemented coralliform Gundaria insolita n. gen. n. sp. and the pedicle attached Hemileurus politus n. sp. The inferred environmental setting is that of shoal deposits of warm, shallow, high energy, clear marine waters for the Safetdara Formation. The agglutinated microbial reefs to cluster reefs of the Gundara Formation were probably growing in a muddier, quieter and probably slightly deeper setting. The foraminifers of the Brevaxina Zone suggest a Bolorian age for the top of the Chelamchi Formation, the Safetdara Formation and the base of the Gundara Formation. Kungurian conodonts have been found in the lower part of the Safetdara Formation. The biostratigraphic data from the sedimentary succession of North Pamir, integrated with those already obtained from Southeast Pamir, allow to refine the correlations between the Tethyan regional scale and the International Time Scale. In particular, it seems now clear that the Bolorian and the lower part of the Kubergandian correlate to the Kungurian.
Angiolini, L., Campagna, M., Borlenghi, L., Grunt, T., Vachard, D., Vezzoli, G., et al. (2016). Brachiopods from the Cisuralian–Guadalupian of Darvaz, Tajikistan and implications for Permian stratigraphic correlations. PALAEOWORLD, 25(4), 539-568 [10.1016/j.palwor.2016.05.006].
|Citazione:||Angiolini, L., Campagna, M., Borlenghi, L., Grunt, T., Vachard, D., Vezzoli, G., et al. (2016). Brachiopods from the Cisuralian–Guadalupian of Darvaz, Tajikistan and implications for Permian stratigraphic correlations. PALAEOWORLD, 25(4), 539-568 [10.1016/j.palwor.2016.05.006].|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||Si|
|Titolo:||Brachiopods from the Cisuralian–Guadalupian of Darvaz, Tajikistan and implications for Permian stratigraphic correlations|
|Autori:||Angiolini, L; Campagna, M; Borlenghi, L; Grunt, T; Vachard, D; Vezzoli, G; Vuolo, I; Worthington, J; Nicora, A; Zanchi, A|
ZANCHI, ANDREA MARCO (Ultimo)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palwor.2016.05.006|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|