Paleogene planktonic foraminifer magnetobiostratigraphy of the southern Kerguelen Plateau (sites 747-749)

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doi: 10.2973/
Author(s): Berggren, William A.
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Woods Hole Oceanogr. Inst., Dep. Geol. Geophys., Woods Hole, MA, United States
Univ. Louis Pasteur, France
Ocean Drill. Program, United States
Univ. Claude Bernard, France
Woods Hole Oceanogr. Inst., United States
Rühr Univ. Bochum, Federal Republic of Germany
Britoil, United Kingdom
Bur. Mineral Resour., Geol. and Geophys., Australia
Ohio State Univ., United States
Univ. Toronto, Canada
Univ. Nebr., United States
Brown Univ., United States
Kobe Univ., Japan
EAWANG/ETH, Switzerland
Alfred Wegener Inst. Polar and Mar. Res., Federal Republic of Germany
Tohoku Univ., United States
Univ. R.I., United States
Aust. Antarct. Div., Australia
Lamont-Doherty Geol. Obs., United States
Mass. Inst. Technol., United States
Univ. Leicester, United Kingdom
Kyoto Univ., Japan
Volume Title: Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Central Kerguelen Plateau; covering Leg 120 of the cruises of the drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution, Fremantle, Australia, to Fremantle, Australia, sites 747-751, 20 February to 30 April 1988; Part 2
Volume Author(s): Wise, Sherwood W., Jr.; Schlich, Roland; Palmer Julson, Amanda A.; Aubry, Marie-Pierre; Berggren, William A.; Bitschene, Peter Rene; Blackburn, Neal A.; Breza, James R.; Coffin, Millard F.; Harwood, David M.; Heider, Franz; Holmes, Mary Anne; Howard, William R.; Inokuchi, Hiroo; Kelts, Kerry; Lazarus, David B.; Mackensen, Andreas; Maruyama, Toshiaki; Munschy, Marc; Pratson, Elizabeth Lewis; Quilty, Patrick G.; Rack, Frank R.; Salters, Vincent J. M.; Sevigny, James H.; Storey, Michael; Takemura, Atsushi; Watkins, David K.; Whitechurch, Hubert; Zachos, James; Barbu, Eva M.
Source: Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Central Kerguelen Plateau; covering Leg 120 of the cruises of the drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution, Fremantle, Australia, to Fremantle, Australia, sites 747-751, 20 February to 30 April 1988; Part 2, Sherwood W. Wise, Jr., Roland Schlich, Amanda A. Palmer Julson, Marie-Pierre Aubry, William A. Berggren, Peter Rene Bitschene, Neal A. Blackburn, James R. Breza, Millard F. Coffin, David M. Harwood, Franz Heider, Mary Anne Holmes, William R. Howard, Hiroo Inokuchi, Kerry Kelts, David B. Lazarus, Andreas Mackensen, Toshiaki Maruyama, Marc Munschy, Elizabeth Lewis Pratson, Patrick G. Quilty, Frank R. Rack, Vincent J. M. Salters, James H. Sevigny, Michael Storey, Atsushi Takemura, David K. Watkins, Hubert Whitechurch, James Zachos and Eva M. Barbu. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, Vol.120, p.551-568. Publisher: Texas A & M University, Ocean Drilling Program, College Station, TX, United States. ISSN: 0884-5891
Note: In English. 20 refs.; illus. incl. 7 tables, 4 plates, sketch map
Summary: An essentially complete Paleogene record was recovered on the central and southern Kerguelen plateaus in a calcareous biofacies. Recovery deteriorated in the Middle Eocene and down to the Upper Paleocene because of the presence of interbedded cherts and chalks. The stratigraphic distribution of about 70 taxa of planktonic foraminifers recovered at Sites 747-749 is reported in this paper. Faunas exhibited fairly high diversity (approximately 20-25 species) in the Early Eocene, followed by a gradual reduction in diversity in the Middle Eocene. A brief incursion of tropical keeled morozovellids occurred near the Paleocene/Eocene boundary, similar to that recorded on the Maud Rise (ODP Sites 689 and 690). The high-latitude Paleogene zonal scheme developed for ODP Leg 113 sites has been adopted (with minor modifications) for the Lower Eocene-Oligocene part of the Kerguelen Plateau record. A representative Oligocene (polarity chronozones 7-13) and Late Eocene-Late Middle Eocene (questionably polarity chronozones 16-18) magnetostratigraphic record has allowed the calibration of several biostratigraphic datum levels to the standard Global Polarity Time Scale (GPTS) and established their essential synchrony between low and high latitudes. (Auth.)
Year of Publication: 1992
Research Program: ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 12 Stratigraphy, Historical Geology and Paleoecology; Biostratigraphy; Cenozoic; Foraminifera; Indian Ocean; Invertebrata; Leg 120; Magnetostratigraphy; Microfossils; ODP Site 747; ODP Site 748; ODP Site 749; Ocean Drilling Program; Paleogene; Paleomagnetism; Planktonic taxa; Protista; Southern Kerguelen Plateau; Stratigraphy; Tertiary
Coordinates: S544841 S544840 E0764739 E0764738
S582627 S582627 E0785854 E0785853
S584302 S584301 E0762427 E0762427
Record ID: 1992037039
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