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Microfossils from the late Mesoproterozoic - early Neoproterozoic Atar/El Mreiti Group, Taoudeni Basin, Mauritania, northwestern Africa

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

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The well-preserved Meso-Neoproterozoic shallow marine succession of the Atar/El Mreïti Group, in the Taoudeni Basin, Mauritania, offers a unique opportunity to investigate the mid-Proterozoic eukaryotic record in Western Africa. Previous investigations focused on stromatolites, biomarkers, chemostratigraphy and palaeoredox conditions. However, only a very modest diversity of organic-walled microfossils (acritarchs) has been documented. Here, we present a new, exquisitely well-preserved and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017-04
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/234547
Source: Precambrian Research
DOI: 10.1016/j.precamres.2017.01.009
Access Rights: Open Access

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