Synoptic Guide to Lower Cretaceous Rudist Bivalves of Arabia
Peter W. Skelton, Jean-Pierre Masse, 2000. "Synoptic Guide to Lower Cretaceous Rudist Bivalves of Arabia", Middle East Models of Jurassic/Cretaceous Carbonate Systems, Abdulrahman S. Alsharhan, Robert W. Scott
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The diversity of rudists In the Lower Cretaceous of Arabia offers great potential both for biostratigraphical correlation (particularly of certain key levels, such as the Lower/Upper Aptian boundary) and for facies analysis. With the aim of raising awareness of this potential among geologists working on core and outcrop material, we provide here synoptic diagnoses of the seventeen species (at least) so far recognized, together with comments on their stratigraphical distributions and paleoecology, and a range chart.
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Middle East Models of Jurassic/Cretaceous Carbonate Systems
This volume will interest tectonic modelers, stratigraphers, sedimentologists, and explorationists. It is the product of the international conference of “Jurassic/Cretaceous Carbonate Platform-Basin Systems, Middle East Models” that was convened in December 1997 jointly by SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) and the United Arab Emirates University in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. The twenty-three papers present new data and interpretations arranged in three sections: 1) sequence stratigraphy, cyclostratigraphy, chronostratigraphy, and tectonic influences, 2) depositional and diagenetic models of carbonate platforms, and 3) hydrocarbon habitat and exploration/development case studies. New tectonic models of the Arabian Basin, new stratigraphic and sequence stratigraphic reference sections, new geochemical and source rock data, and new reservoir data are presented. New geologic models make this set of papers relevant to geoscientists working outside of Arabia also.