Tazareh Section, Alburz Mts, Transgressive lag c (Jurassic of Iran)

Where: Iran (36.4° N, 54.5° E: paleocoordinates 14.0° S, 47.6° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Shemshak Formation, Late/Upper Bajocian (171.6 - 167.7 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified, bioturbated, fine-grained, medium, sandy grainstone

• ...record transgressive event that quickly removed the sediment from the high-energy zone where, due to constant reworking, it would have gained a much greater textural and compositional maturity
• Fine- to medium-grained fine-sandy bio-grainstone with a partly micritic, partly sparitic matrix. The quartz grains are angular; finely disseminated iron oxide is common.

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: F. T. Fürsich, M. Wilemsen, K. Seyed-Emami, F. Cecca, and M. R. Majidifard. 2005. The upper Shemshak Formation (Toarcian–Aalenian) of the Eastern Alborz (Iran): Biota and palaeoenvironments during a transgressive–regressive cycle. Fazies 51:365-384 [M. Aberhan/T. Schossleitner/T. Schossleitner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 141262: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Thomas Schossleitner on 23.03.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Pectinida - Limidae
Ctenostreon sp. Eichwald 1862 file clam
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostreidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 oyster
 Belemnoidea -
Belemnitida indet. Zittel 1895 belemnite
Brachiopoda indet. Cuvier 1805