Document Type : Original Research Paper


1 Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

2 Research Institute for Earth Sciences, Geological Survey of Iran, Tehran, Iran


A thick succession of Middle – Late Jurassic rocks in the western part of BinaludRange has been studied. This succession consists mainly of limestone, marly limestone and marl. The thickness of the succession in the study section (Baghi, north of Neyshabour) is 709 meters and is subdivided into 4 members. The lower boundary with the underlying dark shale and upper boundary with the overlying buff limestone are inconspicuous and transitional. Ammonites are the most important and abundant macrofossils in this section. 43 genera and 76 species have been identified among them 8 species are reported for the first time from Iran. Based on the ammonite fauna, Early Bathonian to Kimmeridjian ages are purposed for these rocks. The fauna show close relationship to Sub- Mediterranean province and there is a great similarity between ammonite fauna of the investigated area with Kope – Dagh and AlborzRange.


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