International Journal of Earth Sciences

, Volume 108, Issue 4, pp 1273–1274 | Cite as

Precambrian (Ediacaran) stromatolites in the Amane-n’Tourhart (Anti-Atlas, Morocco)

  • Mohamed BeraaouzEmail author
  • Mohamed Abioui
  • Sarbani Patranabis-Deb

The present study concerns stromatolites of the Amane-n’Tourhart outcrop (N30°47′33.4″ and W06°43′19.7″) (Fig. 1) (e.g., Choubert et al. 1952; Schmitt 1978; Raaben 1980; Beraaouz et al. 2017).



The authors are grateful to the Editor-in-Chief and the Associate Editor for his constructive comments that have contributed to improve the manuscript. We thank also Prof. Alan M. Smith (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) for his suggestions on writing and improving the English of the paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohamed Beraaouz
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mohamed Abioui
    • 1
  • Sarbani Patranabis-Deb
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of Applied Geology and Geo-Environment, Geology Department, Faculty of SciencesIbn Zohr UniversityAgadirMorocco
  2. 2.Geological Studies UnitIndian Statistical InstituteKolkataIndia

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