Carbonate platforms; Coral reefs; Carboniferous; Evolution; China
Huang W.T., Maillet M., Zhang Y.L., Guang C.Q., Miao Z.W., Samankassou E., Gong E.P. (2020), The onset of the major glaciation of the LPIA: record from South China, in International Journal of Earth Sciences
Maillet Marine, Huang Wen-Tao, Miao Zhuo-Wei, Gong En-Pu, Guan Chang-Qing, Zhang Yong-Li, Ueno Katsumi, Samankassou Elias (2019), Coral reefs and growth dynamics of a low-angle Carboniferous platform: Records from Tianlin, southern China, in Sedimentary Geology
Klug Christian, Samankassou Elias, Pohle Alexander, De Baets Kenneth, Franchi Fulvio, Korn Dieter (2018), Oases of biodiversity: Early Devonian palaeoecology at Hamar Laghdad, Morocco, in Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen
, 290(1), 9-48.
Chesnel Valentin, Merino-Tomé Óscar, Fernández Luis Pedro, Villa Elisa, Samankassou Elias (2017), Spatial and temporal distribution of microbial carbonates, skeletal and non-skeletal grains in a Pennsylvanian carbonate platform (Valdorria, Northern Spain), in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
, 476, 106-139.
Chesnel Valentin, Samankassou Elias, Merino-Tomé Oscar, Fernandez Luis-Pedro, Villa Elisa (2016), Facies, geometry and growth phases of the Valdorria carbonate platform (Pennsylvanian, northern Spain), in Sedimentology
, 63(1), 60-104.
Valentin Chesnel, Oscar Merino-Tomé, Luis Pedro Fernandez, Elisa Villa, Elias Samankassou (2016), Isotopic fingerprints of Milankovitch cycles in Pennsylvanian carbonate platform-top deposits: the Valdorria record, Northern Spain, in Terra Nova
, 28, 364-373.
Hebbeln Dierk, Samankassou Elias (2015), Growth of ancient carbonate mounds: In bathyal depths or in shallow shelf waters?, in Earth-Science Reviews
, 145, 56-65.
Samankassou Elias, Merino Tomé Oscar, Bahamonde Juan R., Della Porta Giovanna, Chesnel Valentin, Fernandez Luis Pedro, Villa Elisa (2015), Pennsylvanian microbial-dominated carbonate platforms in Northern Spain: Potential outcrop analogs for the subsurface reservoirs of the Pricaspian Basin.
, Congressi Stefano Franscini, 2015.
This project deals with extended coral reefs discovered recently in Guizhou and Langping, south China. This discovery is at odd with current published data that the Mississippian-Pennsylvanian (“Carboniferous”) is a “reefless lag time”, following the Frasnian-Famennian extinction event. Research plan encompasses lithofacies mapping, petrography/microfacies analysis, biostratigraphy, paleoecology, chemiostratigraphy, and platform reconstruction. The goal is to reconstruct the overall depositional setting and suggest a robust scenario to explain the occurrence of extended Carboniferous coral reefs in South China. Investigation will allow testing the hypothesis that the continental runoff resulting from Orogens inhibited the development of metazoan reefs in the western Paleo-Tethys whereas setting remote from the runoff developed extended metazoan reefs (South China and settings such as Japan and Thailand) after the Frasnian-Famennian extinction event.Coral reefs in China fill, and significantly shorten, the duration the end-Devonian reef gap. Results will lead to reconsider reef evolution globally, and the potential of coral reef to persist in specific settings during intervals of harsh perturbations. This has a significant scientific and societal impact in the context of current and predicted future global perturbations.