Mid-Neogene Mediterranean marine-continental correlations; an alternative interpretation

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doi: 10.1016/S0031-0182(03)00734-X
Author(s): Aguilar, Jean-Pierre; Berggren, William A.; Aubry, Marie-Pierre; Kent, Dennis V.; Clauzon, Georges; Benammi, Mouloud; Michaux, Jacques
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Université de Montpellier II, Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution, Montpellier, France
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, United States
Rutgers University, United States
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, United States
CEREGE, France
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Volume Title: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
Source: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 204(1-2), p.165-186. Publisher: Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISSN: 0031-0182 CODEN: PPPYAB
Note: In English. Includes appendices. 66 refs.; illus., incl. sects., 1 table, sketch map
Summary: Recent revised magnetostratigraphic and astrochronologic calibrations of several calcareous planktonic microfossil datum events (in particular Coccolithus miopelagicus and Neogloboquadrina acostaensis) combined with our magnetobiostratigraphic investigation of a 10 m-thick section at Ecotet, near Lyon (France), in which terrestrial micromammals (Vallesian Zone MN9) are intercalated with calcareous nannoplankton and planktonic foraminifera belonging to Zones NN6-NN8 and N14-15 (= M11 and M12), respectively, lead us to question the recent recalibration by Krijgsman et al. [(1996) Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 142, 367-380) of the Aragonian/Vallesian (MN7-8/MN9) boundary with Chron C5r.1r (∼11.1 Ma) and the lower/upper Vallesian (MN9/10) boundary with Chron C4Ar.2n (∼9.6-9.7 Ma). Ecotet, with a uniform reverse polarity, is shown to be assignable uniquely to Chron C5r. Interregional correlation of Ecotet with Mediterranean terrestrial stratigraphies indicates that Progonomys (whose First Occurrence (FO) has been traditionally placed in Mediterranean Mammal Zone MN10) was already present in Mediterranean Zone MN9 at ∼11.4 Ma and did not experience a 2 million-year delay in its putative prochoresis from Asia. Abstract Copyright (2004) Elsevier, B.V.
Year of Publication: 2004
Research Program: DSDP Deep Sea Drilling Project
IPOD International Phase of Ocean Drilling
Key Words: 12 Stratigraphy, Historical Geology and Paleoecology; Algae; Atlantic Ocean; Biostratigraphy; Cenozoic; Chordata; Chronostratigraphy; Correlation; DSDP Site 608; Deep Sea Drilling Project; Depositional environment; Europe; First occurrence; Foraminifera; France; IPOD; Invertebrata; Jujurieux France; Leg 94; Lyons France; Magnetostratigraphy; Mammalia; Marine environment; Mediterranean region; Microfossils; Miocene; Nannofossils; Neogene; North Atlantic; Northeast Atlantic; Plantae; Protista; Rhone France; Sedimentary rocks; Terrestrial environment; Tertiary; Tetrapoda; Vallesian; Vertebrata; Western Europe
Coordinates: N460200 N460200 E0052500 E0052500
Record ID: 2004025314
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