Pleistocene Radiolaria from the Kerguelen Plateau, Leg 119, sections 1H and 2H

Author(s): Sharma, Girish Kumar; Bora, Jyoti
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Kumaun University, Department of Geology, Nainital, India
Volume Title: Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India
Source: Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India, 52(1), p.27-38. Publisher: Palaeontological Society of India, Lucknow, India. ISSN: 0552-9360 CODEN: PLSIBJ
Note: In English. 95 refs.; strat. col., 2 plates, 1 table, sketch map
Summary: Twenty core samples from the Leg 119 Site 745 (Sections 1H to 2H) on the Kerguelen-Heard Plateau in the Southern Ocean region yielded, thirty-eight well-preserved radiolarian taxa which were studied and illustrated. The systematics, biostratigraphy, distribution in the core and comparison with radiolarian occurrences from other regions are presented. Two radiolarian zones are established viz. Psi and Omega in the sections. Ten new species are described but not formally named. The primary purpose of this paper is to present a first detailed Antarctic Pleistocene radiolarian data and refined biozone boundaries for comparative studies with other parts of the Antarctic region.
Year of Publication: 2007
Research Program: ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 24 Surficial Geology, Quaternary Geology; Assemblages; Biostratigraphy; Biozones; Cenozoic; Faunal list; Invertebrata; Kerguelen Plateau; Leg 119; Lithostratigraphy; Microfossils; Morphology; ODP Site 745; Ocean Drilling Program; Pleistocene; Protista; Quaternary; Radiolaria; Southern Ocean; Taxonomy
Coordinates: S593543 S593542 E0855136 E0855136
Record ID: 2008068122
Copyright Information: GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute.