Upper Cretaceous planktonic foraminifers biostratigraphy, Leg 120, southern Kerguelen Plateau

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doi: 10.2973/odp.proc.sr.120.174.1992
Author(s): Quilty, Patrick G.
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Aust. Antarctic Div., Kingston, Tasmania, Australia
Other:
Univ. Louis Pasteur, France
Ocean Drilling 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. Nebraska, United States
Brown Univ., United States
Kobe Univ., Japan
EAWAG/ETH, Switzerland
Alfred Wegener Inst. Polar and Mar. Res., Federal Republic of Germany
Tohoku Univ., United States
Lamont-Doherty Geol. Obs., United States
Australian Antarctic Division, Australia
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Univ. Leicester, United Kingdom
Kyoto Univ., Japan
Univ. R. I., United States
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 1
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; 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 1, 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 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.371-392. Publisher: Texas A & M University, Ocean Drilling Program, College Station, TX, United States. ISSN: 0884-5891
Note: In English. 59 refs.; illus. incl. 4 tables, 5 plates, sketch map
Summary: Ocean Drilling Program Leg 120 Sites 747, 750, and Hole 748C on the southern Kerguelen Plateau contain Cretaceous marine sections that span the Upper Cenomanian-Upper Maestrichtian. The most complete sections recovered from Sites 747 and 750 are Campanian and Maestrichtian. Older sections are fragmentary, and only spot ages and paleotemperature indications can be determined. The section in Hole 748C lacks age-diagnostic planktonic species, and was deposited under very shallow marine conditions. Water temperature was temperate (perhaps in the Transitional Faunal Province in Sliter's sense) with keeled globotruncanids present through the Cenomanian-Santonian. Faunas in the upper Campanian and into the Abathomphalus mayaroensis Zone of the upper Maestrichtian may be placed in the Austral Faunal Province. In the upper part of the A. mayaroensis Zone, temperatures were significantly higher, with quite diverse globotruncanids and more complex biserial taxa at the location of Site 750. Waters at Site 750, to the south and east of Site 747, may have been warmer during the Upper Cretaceous, reflecting the presence of a counterclockwise gyre east of the Kerguelen Plateau. (Auth.)
Year of Publication: 1992
Research Program: ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 12 Stratigraphy, Historical Geology and Paleoecology; Biostratigraphy; Cretaceous; Faunal provinces; Foraminifera; Indian Ocean; Invertebrata; Kerguelen Plateau; Leg 120; Mesozoic; Microfossils; Ocean Drilling Program; Paleotemperature; Planktonic taxa; Protista; Stratigraphy; Upper Cretaceous
Coordinates: S584302 S544838 E0811426 E0762427
Record ID: 1992037357
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