OJG  Vol.5 No.6 , June 2015
A Review on Fossil Findings of Central Iran’s Permo-Triassic Deposits
ABSTRACT
In this research, a review was done on Permo-Triassic deposits in Central Iran including Abadeh, Hambast, and Elika formations. Following an overview about the circumstances of Central Iran Basin during Permotriassic time interval, the respective formations are introduced, and then, history of paleontology studies on these deposits will be depicted. Through analysis and comparison of previous studies, the following ages were estimated for the aforementioned formations: Early Dzhulfian for Abadeh Formation, Late Dzhulfian-Dorashamian for Hambast Formation, and Early Triassic (Scythian) for Elika Formation. Also, Permotriassic boundary in Central Iran is continuous, bearing the proposed sedimentation and fossil content. It is noteworthy that due to volcanic events at the boundary of these deposits in Central Iran, one might infer that occurrence of the aforementioned activities has been among the major causes of the respective extinction.

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Noroozpour, H. and Yousefi Rad, M. (2015) A Review on Fossil Findings of Central Iran’s Permo-Triassic Deposits. Open Journal of Geology, 5, 383-386. doi: 10.4236/ojg.2015.56035.
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