Université de Fribourg

The influence of terrestrial run off on marine biotic communities: An example from a thrust-top carbonate ramp (Upper Pennsylvanian foreland basin, Picos de Europa, NW Spain)

Merino-Tomé, O. ; Bahamonde, Juan R. ; Samankassou, Elias ; Villa, E.

In: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 2009, vol. 278, no. 1-4, p. 1-23

High-diversity marine biotic communities characterize the lower Kasimovian (Upper Pennsylvanian) carbonates of the Las Llacerias Formation in the Ándara Massif (Picos de Europa Province, Cantabrian Mountains, Spain). The carbonates accumulated on a small thrust-top ramp system. Within the shallow, low-energy and euphotic realms, biotic communities were characterized by abundant photozoans...