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Ooimmuration; enhanced fossil preservation by ooids, with examples from the Middle Jurassic of southwestern Utah, USA

Mark A. Wilson, Anna M. Cooke, Shelley A. Judge and Timothy J. Palmer
Ooimmuration; enhanced fossil preservation by ooids, with examples from the Middle Jurassic of southwestern Utah, USA
Palaios (October 2021) 36 (10): 326-329

Abstract

Ooimmuration is here defined as a taphonomic process by which fossils are preserved within ooids. It is a form of lithoimmuration, although depending on the role of microbes in the formation of the ooid cortex, ooimmuration can also be considered a type of bioimmuration. Fossils enclosed within ooids are protected from bioerosion as well as the abrasion common in energetic depositional environments such as ooid shoals. Many taxa in some fossil assemblages may be known only because they were ooimmured. We describe as examples of ooimmuration fossils preserved in an oolite from the Middle Jurassic (Bajocian) Carmel Formation in southwestern Utah.


ISSN: 0883-1351
Serial Title: Palaios
Serial Volume: 36
Serial Issue: 10
Title: Ooimmuration; enhanced fossil preservation by ooids, with examples from the Middle Jurassic of southwestern Utah, USA
Affiliation: College of Wooster, Department of Earth Sciences, Wooster, OH, United States
Pages: 326-329
Published: 202110
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society for Sedimentary Geology, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 20
Accession Number: 2021-067421
Categories: Invertebrate paleontology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 plate
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Secondary Affiliation: Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, GBR, United Kingdom
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2021, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States. Reference includes data supplied by SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology), Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 2021
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