Mesozoic calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy from sites 897, 899, and 901, Iberia abyssal plain; new biostratigraphic evidence

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doi: 10.2973/
Author(s): de Kaenel, Eric; Bergen, James A.
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Florida State University, Department of Geology, Tallahassee, FL, United States
Rice University, United States
Ocean Drilling Program, United States
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Dalhousie University, Canada
Universidad de Granada, Spain
Université de Nantes, France
Florida State University, United States
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
INTERGEOS, Netherlands
University of Waterloo, Canada
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, United States
University of Tokyo, Japan
GEOMAR, Federal Republic of Germany
University of Leicester, United Kingdom
University of Texas at El Paso, United States
University of Michigan, United States
Universität Kiel, Federal Republic of Germany
Cornell University, United States
California State University, United States
Iowa State University, United States
University of Maryland System, United States
Open University, United Kingdom
University of California, United States
Amoco Production Company, United States
Volume Title: Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program; scientific results, Iberia abyssal plain; covering Leg 149 of the cruises of the Drilling Vessel JOIDES Resolution; Balboa Harbor, Panama, to Lisbon, Portugal; sites 897-901, 10 March-25 May 1993
Volume Author(s): Whitmarsh, Robert B.; Sawyer, Dale S.; Klaus, Adam; Beslier, Marie-Odile; Collins, Eric S.; Comas, María Carmen; Cornen, Guy; de Kaenel, Eric; Pinheiro, Luis de Menezes; Gervais, Elisabeth; Gibson, Ian L.; Harry, Dennis L.; Hobart, Michael A.; Kanamatsu, Toshiya; Krawcyzk, Charlotte M.; Liu, Li; Lofts, Jeremy C.; Marsaglia, Kathleen M.; Meyers, Philip A.; Milkert, Doris; Milliken, Kitty L.; Morgan, Julia K.; Ramirez, Pedro; Seifert, Karl E.; Shaw, Timothy J.; Wilson, Chris; Yin, Chuan; Zhao, Xixi
Source: Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program; scientific results, Iberia abyssal plain; covering Leg 149 of the cruises of the Drilling Vessel JOIDES Resolution; Balboa Harbor, Panama, to Lisbon, Portugal; sites 897-901, 10 March-25 May 1993, Robert B. Whitmarsh, Dale S. Sawyer, Adam Klaus, Marie-Odile Beslier, Eric S. Collins, María Carmen Comas, Guy Cornen, Eric de Kaenel, Luis de Menezes Pinheiro, Elisabeth Gervais, Ian L. Gibson, Dennis L. Harry, Michael A. Hobart, Toshiya Kanamatsu, Charlotte M. Krawcyzk, Li Liu, Jeremy C. Lofts, Kathleen M. Marsaglia, Philip A. Meyers, Doris Milkert, Kitty L. Milliken, Julia K. Morgan, Pedro Ramirez, Karl E. Seifert, Timothy J. Shaw, Chris Wilson, Chuan Yin and Xixi Zhao. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, Vol.149, p.27-59. Publisher: Texas A&M University, Ocean Drilling Program, College Station, TX, United States. ISSN: 0884-5891
Note: In English. 91 refs.; illus., incl. strat. col., 11 plates, 5 tables, sketch map
Summary: Mesozoic calcareous nannofossil assemblages recovered during Ocean Drilling Program Leg 149 from the Iberia Abyssal Plain off the coast of Portugal were examined to determine the age of the rifting processes that affected the western Iberia Margin. Dark carbonaceous claystones (black shales) recovered from Site 901 contain highly diverse and abundant Tithonian calcareous nannofossil assemblages. Careful examination and documentation of this material has extended the ranges of numerous Jurassic and Cretaceous species and detailed a significant Late Jurassic assemblage turnover observed in the calcareous nannofossil record. The Lower Cretaceous sequence consists of intervals of serpentinized peridotite intercalated between various breccias and dark claystones. With the exception of a few samples, calcareous nannofossils are few and moderately preserved. The age of nannofossils within these varied sedimentary lithologies ranges from the late Barremian to the late Aptian. Eight new species are described: Ansulasphaera covingtonii, Clepsilithus meniscus, Conusphaera sinespina, Crepidolithus parvulus, Diazomatholithus galicianus, Percivalia arata, Rotelapillus pleoseptatus, and Tranolithus incus. Also proposed are five new combinations.
Year of Publication: 1996
Research Program: ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 09 Paleontology, Paleobotany; 12 Stratigraphy, Historical Geology and Paleoecology; Abyssal plains; Algae; Aptian; Assemblages; Atlantic Ocean; Biostratigraphy; Black shale; Clastic rocks; Cretaceous; Europe; Iberian Peninsula; Iberian abyssal plain; Jurassic; Leg 149; Lithofacies; Lower Cretaceous; Mesozoic; Microfossils; Morphology; Nannofossils; New taxa; North Atlantic; Northeast Atlantic; ODP Site 897; ODP Site 899; ODP Site 901; Ocean Drilling Program; Ocean floors; Plantae; Preservation; Sedimentary rocks; Southern Europe; Taxonomy
Coordinates: N404029 N404029 W0110335 W0110335
N404622 N404622 W0121604 W0121604
N405019 N405019 W0122847 W0122847
Record ID: 2007088083
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