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Occurrence and preservation of Eocene squamariacean and coralline rhodoliths: Eau, Tonga: Chapter 9 in Paleoalgology: contemporary research and applications

January 1, 1985

A widespread rhodolith facies occurs within middle Eocene limestones of Eua, Tonga (Fig. 1). These limestones, first described by Hoffmeister (1932), represent a portion of a broad, early Tertiary platform that developed in the Tonga area prior to disruption and uplift by later Tertiary plate movements (Kroenke and Tongilava 1975). Algal rhodoliths form beds several meters thick within Eocene limestones and occur at localities several kilometers apart along the length of Eua.

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Publication Year 1985
Title Occurrence and preservation of Eocene squamariacean and coralline rhodoliths: Eau, Tonga: Chapter 9 in <i>Paleoalgology: contemporary research and applications</i>
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-70355-3_19
Authors Binyamin Buchbinder, Robert B. Halley
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Series Title
Series Number
Index ID 70135870
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Coastal and Marine Geology Program