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A palaeoecological model for the late Mesoproterozoic – early Neoproterozoic Atar/El Mreïti Group, Taoudeni Basin, Mauritania, northwestern Africa

Beghin, Jérémie; Guilbaud, Romain; Poulton, Simon W; Gueneli, Nur; Brocks, Jochen; Storme, Jean-Yves; Blanpied, Christian; Javaux, Emmanuelle J.


Reconstructing the spatial distribution of early eukaryotes in palaeoenvironments through Proterozoic sedimentary basins provides important information about their palaeoecology and taphonomic conditions. Here, we combine the geological context and a reconstruction of palaeoenvironmental redox conditions (using iron speciation) with quantitative analysis of microfossil assemblages (eukaryotes and incertae sedis), to provide the first palaeoecological model for the Atar/El Mreïti Group of the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Precambrian Research
DOI: 10.1016/j.precamres.2017.07.016
Access Rights: Open Access


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