A refined calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy for the middle Eocene-early Oligocene Southern Ocean ODP sites

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doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2011.05.017
Author(s): Persico, D.; Fioroni, C.; Villa, G.
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Universita di Parma, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Parma, Italy
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Italy
Durham University, United Kingdom
University of Massachusetts-Amherst, United States
Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Volume Title: Cenozoic evolution of Antarctic climates, oceans and ice sheets
Volume Author(s): Escutia, Carlota, editor; Florindo, Fabio; Bentley, Michael J.; DeConto, Robert M.
Source: Cenozoic evolution of Antarctic climates, oceans and ice sheets, edited by Carlota Escutia, Fabio Florindo, Michael J. Bentley and Robert M. DeConto. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Vol.335-336, p.12-23. Publisher: Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISSN: 0031-0182 CODEN: PPPYAB
Note: In English. Includes appendix. 54 refs.; illus., incl. sect., 2 plates, 4 tables, sketch map
Summary: This work presents the stratigraphic distribution of several species of calcareous nannofossil in the middle Eocene early-Oligocene from four Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) sites located between 60° and 65°S paleolatitude in the Southern Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Useful nannofossil datums that should facilitate construction of age-models and contribute to an integrated chronology for the upper Paleogene Southern Ocean sediments from ∼42 to 33 Ma are summarized. The distribution patterns of calcareous nannofossils, studied by means of quantitative and semiquantitative methods, provide an improvement of the classical Southern Ocean biozonations, introducing new biostratigraphically useful biohorizons, and testing their reproducibility within and outside the region. Abstract Copyright (2012) Elsevier, B.V.
Year of Publication: 2012
Research Program: ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 12 Stratigraphy, Historical Geology and Paleoecology; Algae; Arabian Sea; Biometry; Biostratigraphy; Cenozoic; Chronology; Chronostratigraphy; Correlation; Eocene; Eocene-Oligocene boundary; Floral list; High-resolution methods; Indian Ocean; Leg 113; Leg 117; Leg 189; Lower Oligocene; Maud Rise; Microfossils; Middle Eocene; Nannofossils; ODP Site 1172; ODP Site 689; ODP Site 690; ODP Site 728; Ocean Drilling Program; Oligocene; Pacific Ocean; Paleo-oceanography; Paleoecology; Paleogene; Plantae; South Pacific; Southern Ocean; Southwest Pacific; Tasman Sea; Taxonomy; Tertiary; Upper Eocene; Weddell Sea; West Pacific
Coordinates: S643101 S643100 E0030600 E0030559
S650938 S650937 E0011218 E0011218
S624233 S624232 E0824715 E0824714
S435800 S435700 E1495600 E1495500
Record ID: 2012069522
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