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Microbial wrinkle structures in Lower Devonian shales, Wormit, Fife

Richard A. Batchelor
Microbial wrinkle structures in Lower Devonian shales, Wormit, Fife
Scottish Journal of Geology (August 2016) 52 (1): 65-67

Abstract

This report describes the first recorded occurrence of microbial wrinkle structures in Lower Devonian sediments in Scotland. A shale horizon at Wormit, NE Fife, has yielded a distinctive puckered surface that is interpreted as the product of microbial mats on a soft sediment substrate. This assemblage reflects a shallow-water lacustrine or sub-tidal environment.


ISSN: 0036-9276
EISSN: 2041-4951
Coden: SJGEAX
Serial Title: Scottish Journal of Geology
Serial Volume: 52
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Microbial wrinkle structures in Lower Devonian shales, Wormit, Fife
Affiliation: University of Saint Andrews, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Pages: 65-67
Published: 201608
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society Publishing House for the Geological Societies of Edinburgh and Glasgow, Bath, United Kingdom
References: 11
Accession Number: 2016-087113
Categories: Sedimentary petrology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
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Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from The Geological Society, London, London, United Kingdom
Update Code: 201643
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