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The filament event near the Cenomanian-Turonian boundary in Tunisia: filament origin and environmental signification

Negra, Mohamed Hédi ; Zagrarni, Mohamed Faouzi ; Hanini, Amine ; Strasser, André

In: Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France, 2011, vol. 182, no. 6, p. 507-519

Near the Cenomanian-Turonian boundary, the filament event corresponds to the massive occurrence of thin elongate shells, probably bivalves which constitute, in the Bahloul Formation, about 40% of allochems. This biosedimentary event was described in several areas, such as in Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, North America, Oman and Tibet. In Tunisia, filaments are well represented within well laminated...

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The global bio-events at the Cenomanian-Turonian transition in the reduced Bahloul Formation of Bou Ghanem (central Tunisia)

Robaszynski, Francis ; Zagrarni, Mohamed Faouzi ; Caron, Michèle ; Amédro, Francis

In: Cretaceous Research, 2010, vol. 31, no. 1, p. 1-15

In central Tunisia, the thickness of the Bahloul Formation varies generally between 20 to 40 m such as for example, respectively, at wadi Smara near Kalaat Senan and at wadi Bahloul near Maktar. The thickness is also of several tens metres at Koudiat el Azreg near Jerissa and at Tajerouine. In these sites where the thickness of the Bahloul Formation is dilated, in addition to five geochemical...