Taphonomic comparison of passive and active continental margins: Neogene shell beds of the Atlantic coastal plain and Northern Gulf of California

@inproceedings{Kidwell1988TaphonomicCO,
  title={Taphonomic comparison of passive and active continental margins: Neogene shell beds of the Atlantic coastal plain and Northern Gulf of California},
  author={Susan M. Kidwell},
  year={1988}
}
Abstract To test for differences in the nature of the fossil record as a function of terrigenous sedimentation, macroinvertebrate concentrations in a recently rifted continental margin (Pliocene Imperial Formation, southeastern California) are compared with a mature passive margin (Miocene Calvert and Choptank Formations, Maryland coastal plain). Previous work suggested that shell beds are primarily a product of absolute low net sedimentation rather than high skeletal input; the duration and… CONTINUE READING

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