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dc.contributor.authorBarrie, Kathleen Ann
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-27T23:19:33Z
dc.date.available2012-08-27T23:19:33Z
dc.date.issued1975
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/240113
dc.description.abstractThe Black Prince Limestone of southeastern Arizona has been assigned to the Morrowan on the basis of several long-ranging fossils. Since these were not especially diagnostic, the exact time represented by the Black Prince within the Morrowan was uncertain. To date the Black Prince more precisely, six sections were systematically sampled for conodonts. The condonts found, especially Neognathodus bassleri, Rachistognathus muricatus, Idiognathoides convexus, and Spathoqnathodus coloradoensis, indicate a middle Morrowan to early Derryan age for the Black Prince in the study area. Four conodont zones can be recognized: the Neognathodus bassleri Zone, the Idiognathodus sinuosis.- Streptognathodus anteeccentricus Zone , the Idiognathoides convexus Zone, and the Spathognathodus coloradoensis-Neognathodus columbiensis Zone. These zones compare favorably with the zonation previously established in the type Morrowan. This biostratigraphic evidence suggests that the hiatus between the Black Prince and Horquilla Limestones increases in magnitude from southeastern to south-central Arizona. The Black Prince represents a sequence of tidal flat and shallow subtidal carbonate deposits. Mudstones and sparsely fossiliferous wackestones with low fossil diversity and abundance characterize the tidal-flat facies. Grainstones, packstones, and fossiliferous wackestones with high fossil diversity and abundance characterize the shallow subtidal facies.
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dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
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dc.subjectArizonaen_US
dc.subjectbiostratigraphyen_US
dc.subjectBlack Prince Limestoneen_US
dc.subjectcarbonate rocksen_US
dc.subjectCarboniferousen_US
dc.subjectclastic rocksen_US
dc.subjectConodontaen_US
dc.subjectdepositional environmenten_US
dc.subjectHorquilla Limestoneen_US
dc.subjectIdiognathoidesen_US
dc.subjectLower Pennsylvanianen_US
dc.subjectmicrofossilsen_US
dc.subjectMorrowanen_US
dc.subjectmudstoneen_US
dc.subjectNeognathodusen_US
dc.subjectPaleozoicen_US
dc.subjectPennsylvanianen_US
dc.subjectRachistognathusen_US
dc.subjectsedimentary rocksen_US
dc.subjectsoutheasten_US
dc.subjectSpathognathodusen_US
dc.subjectstratigraphyen_US
dc.subjectsubtidalen_US
dc.subjecttidal flatsen_US
dc.subjectUnited Statesen_US
dc.subjectzoningen_US
dc.titleThe Conodont Biostratigraphy of the Black Prince Limestone (Pennsylvanian) of Southeastern Arizonaen_US
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dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.contributor.chairSchumacher, Dietmaren_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBryant, Donald L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSchreiber, Joseph F. Jr.en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGeosciencesen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
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dc.contributor.creatorBarrie, Kathleen Annen_US
dc.identifier.georef1976-044293
refterms.dateFOA2018-04-05T01:05:09Z
html.description.abstractThe Black Prince Limestone of southeastern Arizona has been assigned to the Morrowan on the basis of several long-ranging fossils. Since these were not especially diagnostic, the exact time represented by the Black Prince within the Morrowan was uncertain. To date the Black Prince more precisely, six sections were systematically sampled for conodonts. The condonts found, especially Neognathodus bassleri, Rachistognathus muricatus, Idiognathoides convexus, and Spathoqnathodus coloradoensis, indicate a middle Morrowan to early Derryan age for the Black Prince in the study area. Four conodont zones can be recognized: the Neognathodus bassleri Zone, the Idiognathodus sinuosis.- Streptognathodus anteeccentricus Zone , the Idiognathoides convexus Zone, and the Spathognathodus coloradoensis-Neognathodus columbiensis Zone. These zones compare favorably with the zonation previously established in the type Morrowan. This biostratigraphic evidence suggests that the hiatus between the Black Prince and Horquilla Limestones increases in magnitude from southeastern to south-central Arizona. The Black Prince represents a sequence of tidal flat and shallow subtidal carbonate deposits. Mudstones and sparsely fossiliferous wackestones with low fossil diversity and abundance characterize the tidal-flat facies. Grainstones, packstones, and fossiliferous wackestones with high fossil diversity and abundance characterize the shallow subtidal facies.


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