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STRATI 2013 pp 699-703 | Cite as

The Lower and Middle Jurassic of the Western Mediterranean Tethys (Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia)

  • Driss SadkiEmail author
  • Abbas Marok
  • Mohamed Soussi
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)

Abstract

This work summarizes the lithostratigraphic and palaeogeodynamic data of the Lower and Middle Jurassic margin of the Tethys Maghreb (Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia). Comparative analysis of these successions conducted thus far has allowed us to establish correlations, and to propose a geodynamic evolution of this margin for the Early and Middle Jurassic, which can be summarized as follows: (1) construction and development of a Liassic carbonate platform (early and middle Lias); (2) individualization and compartmentalization of basins (Pliensbachian–early Toarcian); (3) filling of basins (late Lias–Bajocian); and (4) senescence of basins (Bathonian–Callovian).

Keywords

Lower and Middle Jurassic Western Mediterranean Tethys Atlas domain Morocco–Algeria–Tunisia Lithostratigraphy Palaeogeodynamic evolution 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geology, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of Moulay IsmailMeknesMorocco
  2. 2.Department of Earth Science, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of Abou Bekr BelkaïdTlemcenAlgeria
  3. 3.Department of Geology, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of TunisTunisTunisia

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