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The evolution of Triassic reefs is characterized by a three-step development accentuated by three brief reef blooms, a long-lasting evolutionary renewal of reef biota, a strong diversification of "reef windows" including anactualistic siliciclastic settings, and a global latitudinal reef expansion from the northern to the southern hemisphere starting during the Carnian. Triassic reefs were formed in the Tethys and in western and eastern parts of the Paleo-Pacific Ocean of Panthalassa during a time range of > 50 Myr Tethyan reefs are concentrated in the Western Tethys, in a southern reef zone off the northern coasts of Gondwana, and on...

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