The knowledge of re-sedimented rhodolith deposits has always lagged behind that of in situ deposits which can be formed in shallow and deeper water carbonate and mixed siliciclastic-carbonate depositional settings. A combination of detailed outcrop analyses from three published case studies reveals a series of palaeobiological and taphonomic signals that are used to identify fossil re-sedimented rhodoliths. The re-sedimented rhodolith deposits of the Middle Eocene carbonates in the Venetian area (northeast Italy), the Lower Miocene carbonates from southern Sardinia (Italy), and the Lower-Middle Miocene carbonates from Southern Apennines (southern Italy) are described in terms of rhodolith morphology, coralline algal assemblages, inner arrangement, outer growth-forms, and taphonomic signatures. In all the cases, shallow water rhodolith beds were redeposited to feed offshore deposits through a submarine channel systems. The sedimentological features, rhodolith characteristics and taphonomic signatures of the rhodolith deposits are compared from the carbonate factory, through the shelf-margin to the proximal and distal parts of the tributary belt. Within submarine channelized carbonate settings, complex relationship patterns of autochthonous/parautochthonous and allochthonous rhodolith deposits were governed by the interplay of changes in environmental factors such as water energy, light intensities, substrate characteristics, and residence time on the sediment-water interface.

Re-sedimented rhodoliths in channelized depositional systems

BASSI, Davide;
2017

Abstract

The knowledge of re-sedimented rhodolith deposits has always lagged behind that of in situ deposits which can be formed in shallow and deeper water carbonate and mixed siliciclastic-carbonate depositional settings. A combination of detailed outcrop analyses from three published case studies reveals a series of palaeobiological and taphonomic signals that are used to identify fossil re-sedimented rhodoliths. The re-sedimented rhodolith deposits of the Middle Eocene carbonates in the Venetian area (northeast Italy), the Lower Miocene carbonates from southern Sardinia (Italy), and the Lower-Middle Miocene carbonates from Southern Apennines (southern Italy) are described in terms of rhodolith morphology, coralline algal assemblages, inner arrangement, outer growth-forms, and taphonomic signatures. In all the cases, shallow water rhodolith beds were redeposited to feed offshore deposits through a submarine channel systems. The sedimentological features, rhodolith characteristics and taphonomic signatures of the rhodolith deposits are compared from the carbonate factory, through the shelf-margin to the proximal and distal parts of the tributary belt. Within submarine channelized carbonate settings, complex relationship patterns of autochthonous/parautochthonous and allochthonous rhodolith deposits were governed by the interplay of changes in environmental factors such as water energy, light intensities, substrate characteristics, and residence time on the sediment-water interface.
2017
3319293133
978-3319293134
rhodoliths, carbonate sediments, palaeoecology, Italy
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in SFERA sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11392/2360102
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 8
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 7
social impact