Paper Information

Journal:   GEOSCIENCES   WINTER 2010 , Volume 19 , Number 74; Page(s) 85 To 90.
 
Paper:  THE STUDY OF CHONDRICHTYAN MICRO REMAINS IN UPPER FAMENNIAN GEIRUD FORMATION, CENTRAL ALBORZ
 
Author(s):  MOHAMADI M.*, YAZDI M.
 
* PAYAME NOOR UNIVERSITY, HEAD OFFICE, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

There are many precious microremains of chondrichtyans (cartilage fishes) in calcareous beds of Geirud Formation. These micro remains consist of teeth, branchial denticles and sales species and genus of the family and subfamily: Phoebodontidae, Protacrodontoidae, Hybodontoidae and Ctenacanthoidae. Geirud Formation consists of alternating silisiclastics and calcareous beds with 1-2 basaltic units well distributed in Central Alborz. The upper Devonian/Lower carboniferous age assigned to Geirud Formation. The name of the Formation has been driven from type locality - Geirud village in north of Tehran. The upper Devonian/Lower carboniferous deposits have been studied along Alborz Mountain range and Central Iran. Faunal similarity between Famennian deposits of Central Iran and Eastern Alborz with Geirud Formation (Hairapetian & Klug, 2002) confirm the basin relationship between these areas, also faunal relationship between these fauna and the fauna of Famennian in Morocco and Algeria confirm that these deposits belong to shelves of North Gondwanaland (Ginter et al., 2002). These fauna are associated with conodonts of expansa zone.

 
Keyword(s): CENTRAL ALBORZ, CHONDRICHTHYES, GEIRUD FORMATION, FAMENNIAN, GONDWANALAND, CONODONTS, EXPANSA ZONE
 
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