Reinterpreting a Proterozoic Enigma: Conophyton-Jacutophyton Stromatolites of the Mesoproterozoic Atar Group, Mauritania

  1. Peter K. Swart,
  2. Gregor P. Eberli,
  3. Judith A. McKenzie,
  4. Ian Jarvis Series Editor4 and
  5. Tom Stevens Series Co-Editor5
  1. Linda C. Kah1,
  2. Julie K. Bartley2 and
  3. Alice F. Stagner3

Published Online: 10 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312065.ch17

Perspectives in Carbonate Geology: A Tribute to the Career of Robert Nathan Ginsburg

Perspectives in Carbonate Geology: A Tribute to the Career of Robert Nathan Ginsburg

How to Cite

Kah, L. C., Bartley, J. K. and Stagner, A. F. (2009) Reinterpreting a Proterozoic Enigma: Conophyton-Jacutophyton Stromatolites of the Mesoproterozoic Atar Group, Mauritania, in Perspectives in Carbonate Geology: A Tribute to the Career of Robert Nathan Ginsburg (eds P. K. Swart, G. P. Eberli, J. A. McKenzie, I. Jarvis and T. Stevens), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312065.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 4

    School of Geography, Geology and the Environment Centre for Earth and Environmental Science Research Kingston University, London Penrhyn Road Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE UK

  2. 5

    Department of Geography Royal Holloway, University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Geosciences, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA 30118, USA

  3. 3

    School of Geology and Geophysics, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405193801

Online ISBN: 9781444312065

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Keywords:

  • proterozoic;
  • stromatolites;
  • Jacutophyton;
  • Conophyton;
  • Mauritania;
  • Atar Group;
  • biostrome architecture;
  • parasequence development

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Geological Setting and Age

  • Stromatolite Biostromes of the Atar Formation

  • Parasequence Development of Stromatolite Biostromes

  • Discussion

  • Summary and Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements