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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The territory of the MDF in Devonian time developed as a shallow epicontinental sea, often with restricted connection to open ocean.
The oil shale deposits are regionally and genetically connected with the synchronous economic phosphorite deposits on the shallow marine epicontinental platform, however, separately accumulated in tectonic depression and swell facies settings, respectively [8, 10, 11].
1997): Lower Jurassic epicontinental carbonates and mudstones from England and Wales: chemostrati-graphic signals and the early Toarcian anoxic event.
Las Partes acuerdan que los antecedentes historicos relevantes a estas Proclamaciones involucran una serie de proclamas comparables de otros Estados, a saber, las dos Proclamas de los Estados Unidos de America sobre su politica con respecto, tanto a los recursos naturales del subsuelo y el lecho marino de la plataforma continental como a la pesca costera en ciertas areas de alta mar, ambas fechadas el 28 de septiembre de 1945, la Declaracion de Mexico sobre la Plataforma Continental del 29 de octubre de 1945 y la Declaracion argentina Proclamando la Soberania sobre el Mar Epicontinental y el Zocalo Continental del 11 de octubre de 1946.
Las especies identificadas se clasificaron de acuerdo con la tolerancia a la salinidad siguiendo la propuesta de MYERS (1949) y modificada por DARLINGTON (195 7), que considera como peces primarios a las especies con escasa tolerancia a la salinidad, secundarios a los que suelen vivir en aguas dulces, aunque presentan tolerancia a las aguas marinas y pueden distribuirse a traves de zonas costeras y mares pequenos, y perifericos a los que estan confinados en el medio epicontinental o que pasan periodos de tiempo en agua dulce, pero que derivan de formas marinas ancestrales que han utilizado el mar como ruta de dispersion.
The Parties agree that the relevant historical background to these Proclamations involves a number of comparable proclamations by other States, namely the United States of America's two Proclamations of its policy with respect to both the natural resources of the subsoil and sea-bed of the continental shelf, and coastal fisheries in certain areas of the high seas, both dated 28 September 1945, the Mexican Declaration with Respect to Continental Shelf dated 29 October 1945 and the Argentinean Declaration Proclaiming Sovereignty over the Epicontinental Sea and the Continental Shelf dated 11 October 1946.
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.