Department of Earth Sciences, Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK76AA, U.K.
A rendzina from the Lower Carboniferous of South Wales
Article first published online: 14 JUN 2006
Volume 30, Issue 2, pages 159–179, April 1983
How to Cite
WRIGHT, V. P. (1983), A rendzina from the Lower Carboniferous of South Wales. Sedimentology, 30: 159–179. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3091.1983.tb00663.x
- Issue published online: 14 JUN 2006
- Article first published online: 14 JUN 2006
- Manuscript received 26 February 1982; revision received 28 June 1982
ABSTRACT A thin calcrete-crust horizon from the Lower Carboniferous Llanelly Formation of South Wales consists of two parts; an upper laminated unit and a lower peloidal unit. The former is interpreted as a subaerial stromatolite and the latter as an A horizon of a palaeosol. Comparisons are made with the A horizons of rendzinas and it is concluded that the calcrete-crust represents a complete rendzina profile. This fossil rendzina contains abundant evidence of a soil fauna in the form of fecal pellets and small burrows.