epicontinental


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epicontinental

(ˌɛpɪˌkɒntɪˈnɛntəl)
adj
(Physical Geography) (esp of a sea) situated on a continental shelf or continent
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During the early stage of the Middle Permian, the crustal activity was enhanced in Bogda Mountain, and in the late stage of the Middle Permian (Lucaogou and Hongyanchi formations), the study area underwent a significant transformation from an epicontinental marine basin to a lacustrine basin as a result of crustal uplift and marine regression, and Bogda Mountain became the depocenter.
Stratigraphy outcropping in the Project area is dominated by passive epicontinental clastic-carbonate rocks.
During this epoch, despite dramatic water level fluctuations of the ancient epicontinental seas, the clade avoided extinction (Huber, 1998).
In other words, they must have lived in an epicontinental sea -an extensive but shallow salt water mass-, and it is therefore possible that this area was used as a breeding ground," he concludes.
1988) concluded that shallow water epicontinental seas, flanked by fault--bounded basement uplands seems to have been the primary environments of deposition of carbonate materials in Nigeria.
These specimens come from units that were deposited as the epicontinental seaway was becoming established (Young 1986; Smith et al.
provide a detailed study of enigmatic fossils in Upper Silurian sequences of Bolivia and conclude that they indicate high productivity at high paleolatitudes in Late Silurian epicontinental seas.
Biogeography of the Saharan Cretaceous and Paleocene epicontinental transgression.
The extensive, shallow, brackish water bodies inferred from the open water facies are interpreted as the product of an epicontinental sea, perhaps partly analogous to the modern Baltic Sea (Falcon-Lang 2005).