Journal article

Construction versus accumulation in phylloid algal mounds: an example of a small constructed mound in the Pennsylvanian of Kansas, USA

  • Samankassou, Elias Geology and Paleontology Unit, Department of Geosciences, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • West, Ronald R. Kansas State University, Department of Geology, Thompson Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    01.08.2002
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  • Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. - 2002, vol. 185(3-4), no. 379
English Most phylloid algal mounds are currently interpreted as no more than accumulations of leaf-like thalli supported by mud. We report here phylloid algae from the Upper Pennsylvanian (Late Carboniferous) Frisbie Limestone Member in Kansas, USA, which built small mounds with recognizable primary topographic relief. Cup-shaped algal thalli, growing closely packed and juxtaposed near and above one... Show more…
Faculty
Faculté des sciences et de médecine
Department
Département de Géosciences
Language
  • English
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Geology
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