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Three different types of cool-water carbonate platforms have been recognized in the Artinskian-Kazanian succession in North Greenland, Svalbard and the Barents Sea. The early Artinskian platforms are composed of limestones with a bryoderm-extended fauna dominated by bryozoans and crinoids, and include thick, submarine cemented bryozoan-Tubiphytes buildups. The late Artinskian to early Kungurian platforms are locally more than 40 km wide and have relatively steep slopes. They are dominated by brachiopods and bryozoans in high-energy inner shelf areas and trepostome bryozoans in more protected outer shelf areas. The late Kungurian to Kazanian platforms have a ramp like profile with a...

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