Antarctic Paleogene planktonic foraminifer biostratigraphy; ODP Leg 113, Sites 689 and 690

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doi: 10.2973/
Author(s): Stott, Lowell D.; Kennett, James P.
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Univ. Calif. at Santa Barbara, Mar. Sci. Inst., Santa Barbara, CA, France
Univ. R.I. at Narragansett, United States
Ocean Drilling Program, United States
Tex. A&M Univ., United States
Lamont-Doherty Geol. Obs., United States
Univ. Oslo, Norway
Alfred Wegener Inst. Polar and Ocean Res., Federal Republic of Germany
Univ. Southampton, United Kingdom
Univ. Tex. at Austin, United States
Woods Hole Oceanogr. Inst., United States
Fed. Inst. Tech., Switzerland
Univ. Tokyo, Japan
Mem. Univ. Newfoundland, Canada
CNRS-Luminy, France
R. Ont. Mus., Canada
Univ. Bremen, Federal Republic of Germany
Wesleyan Univ., United States
Fla. State Univ., United States
Volume Title: Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Weddell Sea, Antarctica, covering Leg 113 of the cruises of the Drilling Vessel JOIDES Resolution, Valparaiso, Chile, to East Cove, Falkland Islands, sites 689-697, 25 December 1986-11 March 1987
Volume Author(s): Barker, Peter F.; Kennett, James P.; O'Connell, Suzanne B.; Berkowitz, Stephen; Bryant, William R.; Burckle, Lloyd H.; Egeberg, Per Kristian; Fütterer, Dieter Karl; Gersonde, Rainer Erich; Golovchenko, Xenia; Hamilton, Norman; Lawver, Lawrence; Lazarus, David B.; Lonsdale, Malcolm J.; Mohr, Barbara A. R.; Nagao, Toshiyasu; Pereira, Christopher P. G.; Pudsey, Carol J.; Robert, Christian M.; Schandl, Eva S.; Spiess, Volkhard; Stott, Lowell D.; Thomas, Ellen; Thompson, Keith F. M.; Wise, Sherwood W., Jr.; Kennett, Diana M.; Masterson, Amanda; Stewart, Norman J.
Source: Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Weddell Sea, Antarctica, covering Leg 113 of the cruises of the Drilling Vessel JOIDES Resolution, Valparaiso, Chile, to East Cove, Falkland Islands, sites 689-697, 25 December 1986-11 March 1987, Peter F. Barker, James P. Kennett, Suzanne B. O'Connell, Stephen Berkowitz, William R. Bryant, Lloyd H. Burckle, Per Kristian Egeberg, Dieter Karl Fütterer, Rainer Erich Gersonde, Xenia Golovchenko, Norman Hamilton, Lawrence Lawver, David B. Lazarus, Malcolm J. Lonsdale, Barbara A. R. Mohr, Toshiyasu Nagao, Christopher P. G. Pereira, Carol J. Pudsey, Christian M. Robert, Eva S. Schandl, Volkhard Spiess, Lowell D. Stott, Ellen Thomas, Keith F. M. Thompson, Sherwood W. Wise, Jr., Diana M. Kennett, Amanda Masterson and Norman J. Stewart. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, Vol.113, p.549-565. Publisher: Texas A & M University, Ocean Drilling Program, College Station, TX, United States. ISSN: 0884-5891
Note: In English. 57 refs.; 7 plates
Summary: ODP Leg 113 drilled the first nearly continuous pre-Neogene calcareous biogenic sequence from the Antarctic Ocean at Sites 689 and 690. At 65S, these are probably the highest latitude calcareous sequences available in the Southern Hemisphere deep oceans. Together these two sites provide a nearly complete planktonic foraminifer history for the Late Cretaceous through late Oligocene. Planktonic foraminifers are abundant and generally well preserved from the Upper Cretaceous to the Eocene. Abundances and the quality of preservation are reduced during the Oligocene as calcareous microfossil groups are progressively replaced by siliceous groups. The Neogene is marked by only rare, isolated occurrences of planktonic foraminifers, the most conspicuous of which are of Quaternary age. The diversity increased during the late Paleocene through evolutionary radiation in conjunction with warm conditions at high latitudes. Diversity remained high in the Antarctic throughout most of the early and early middle Eocene. Further reduction in diversity occurred across the Eocene/Oligocene boundary in response to continued cooling and increased CaCO3 dissolution. At that time siliceous microfossils began to appear in increasing abundance. A new planktonic foraminifer biostratigraphy has been developed for the Weddell Sea area. Fourteen biozones are defined on the basis of distinct biohorizons used to mark the top and bottom of each zone, and are intercalibrated with magnetostratigraphy. This stratigraphy has been correlated with the well-established low-latitude zonations. (Auth. mod.)
Year of Publication: 1990
Research Program: ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 12 Stratigraphy, Historical Geology and Paleoecology; Antarctic Ocean; Biostratigraphy; Cenozoic; Cretaceous; Distribution; Foraminifera; Invertebrata; K-T boundary; Leg 113; Lower Paleocene; Mass extinctions; Mesozoic; Microfossils; ODP Site 689; ODP Site 690; Ocean Drilling Program; Paleocene; Paleogene; Planktonic taxa; Protista; Southern Ocean; Stratigraphic boundary; Stratigraphy; Tertiary; Upper Cretaceous; Weddell Sea
Coordinates: S643100 S643100 E0030600 E0030600
S650937 S650937 E0011217 E0011217
Record ID: 1991051175
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