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Sedimentary context and palaeoecology of Gigantoproductus shell beds in the Mississippian Eyam Limestone Formation, Derbyshire carbonate platform, central England

Nolan, L.S.P.; Angiolini, L.; Jadoul, F.; Della Porta, G.; Davies, S.J.; Banks, V.J.; Stephenson, M.H.; Leng, Melanie J.

Authors

L.S.P. Nolan

L. Angiolini

F. Jadoul

G. Della Porta

S.J. Davies

V.J. Banks

M.H. Stephenson

Melanie J. Leng



Abstract

A sedimentological study was conducted at two localities exposing the Mississippian Eyam Limestone Formation of the Derbyshire carbonate platform, UK. Ricklow Quarry comprises seven facies with diverse skeletal assemblages, representing deposition on the inner to middle ramp within open marine waters. Once-a-Week Quarry comprises four facies, dominated by crinoidal debris representing deposition on the inner ramp. Both localities expose Gigantoproductus shell beds. Palaeoecological analysis of a single shell bed from each locality enabled investigation of the rapid colonization and success of this taxon on the platform. At Ricklow Quarry, on the eastern side of a localized mud mound, both life (>72% of thin and thick-shelled brachiopods in life position) and neighbourhood assemblages are present. A low-moderate diversity community (

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society
Print ISSN 0044-0604
Electronic ISSN 0044-0604
Publisher Geological Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Nolan, L., Angiolini, L., Jadoul, F., Della Porta, G., Davies, S., Banks, V., …Leng, M. J. (in press). Sedimentary context and palaeoecology of Gigantoproductus shell beds in the Mississippian Eyam Limestone Formation, Derbyshire carbonate platform, central England. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, doi:10.1144/pygs2017-393
DOI https://doi.org/10.1144/pygs2017-393
Publisher URL http://pygs.lyellcollection.org/content/early/2017/07/11/pygs2017-393
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

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