By Maurice E. Tucker
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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 final ideas of sedimentology and specializes in particular versions of carbonate deposition and diagenesis. the final precept of uniformity of strategy is mainly greatly utilized in carbonate sedimentology. The editors therefore concentration first on types in line with glossy settings. the applying of those types to historical carbonates completes the amount.
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In Ordovician and Silurian mounds these skeletons are primarily ramose and encrusting byrozoans but appear to be replaced by corals and calcified algae in the Devonian. The more complex buildups are composed mostly of stromatoporoids, and to a lesser extent, corals. The stromatoporoids are most numerous, largest and exhibit the most diverse forms in the Devonian but show a wide variety of growth forms throughout. They appear to be most prolific in the upper parts of reefs. Tabulate stromatoporoids corals occur with the and dominate downslope, more fasciculate a wide variety Jurassic of for example the spectacular Devonian coral forms such dendroid as Disph¾11um _ the later _ Triassic and Thecosmilia.
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