Early Cretaceous calciturbidites facies from Zagros Fold–Thrust belt: a key to paleogeography and environment of northeast Arabian Platform Passive Margin, examples from Kurdistan Region, Northeast Iraq—discussion
Many studies have been undertaken on the structure, origin and geodynamic evolution of the Zagros region and the Arabian Platform Passive Margin (Alavi, 1980, 1994, 2004, 2007; Agard et al. 2005; Ali et al., 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2019, Al Qayim et al. 2012, Lawa et al. 2013; Omar et al. 2015; Mohammad and Cornell 2017; Lawa 2018). Karim (2020) provided an outcomes in his definition of the paleogeography and tectonic setting of Early Cretaceous Arabian Passive Continental Margin. The same thing is true for the Neo-Tethys basin plain and the present Zagros Orogenic Belt. However, Karim (2020) based his findings on the local occurrence of a calciturbidites facies (50 km) within the Balambo Formation-Qamchuqa transitional lateral boundary, thus refining the depositional model along the Arabian Platform and deep basin of Neo-Tethyan sea during the Early Cretaceous in Kurdistan Region of Iraq...