This contribution represents a valuable synthesis concerning the magnitude and timing of deformation in the intracontinental Atlas fold belt of Morocco, which has accommodated 17%–45% of the total African-Eurasian plate convergence since the early Miocene. According to Gomez et al. (2000) deformation consists of reverse displacements along a flat crustal shear zone. Indeed, this concept must be adopted to explain the uplift that exceeds 4000 m in the High Atlas and 3000 m in the Middle Atlas.

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However, in order to convey a clear interpretation, the authors have introduced a simplification that has omitted the following significant observations: (1) Ante-Cenomanian...

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