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Published by means of the yankee Geophysical Union as a part of the Short classes in Geology Series.

This quantity assumes a normal wisdom of carbonate mineralogy in addition to a familiarity with the overall ideas of sedimentology and specializes in particular versions of carbonate deposition and diagenesis. the final precept of uniformity of strategy is mainly largely utilized in carbonate sedimentology. The editors hence concentration first on versions in keeping with smooth settings. the appliance of those types to historic carbonates completes the amount.


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The diversification stage of growth is characterized by great numers of species but as in modern Caribbean reefs where seven of the 42 species dominate the reef framework, of the 30 Oligocene genera massive Goniopora and Favia as well as Montastraea. Diploria, Pavona, Colpophyllia and Antiguastrea form most of the The catastrophic mass extinctions at the end of the Cretaceous, while affecting benthic calcareous taxa dramatically, did not wipe them out completely. Rudist bivalves disappeared completely while colonial corals survived but were greatly reduced in diversity from about 90 to 30 genera.

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