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Article: Algal debris-facies in the Cretaceous of the Middle East

Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 1
Part: 3
Publication Date: July 1958
Page(s): 254 259
Author(s): Graham F. Elliott
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ELLIOTT, G. F. 1958. Algal debris-facies in the Cretaceous of the Middle East. Palaeontology1, 3, 254–259.

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A rock-type common in the Lower and Middle Cretaceous of the Middle East consists of fine algal debris in a calcareous marly matrix. The algae, of which Permocalculus and Munieria are the commonest, are described and illustrated both as fragments and as complete segments; the origin of the deposits is discussed by analogy with present-day algal sediments.
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