Integrated stratigraphy across the Aptian/Albian boundary at Col de Pré-Guittard (southeast France); a candidate Global Boundary Stratotype Section

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doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2014.06.005
Author(s): Kennedy, W. J.; Gale, Andy S.; Huber, B. T.; Petrizzo, M. R.; Bown, P.; Barchetta, A.; Jenkyns, H. C.
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Oxford, United Kingdom
University of Portsmouth, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, United States
Universita degli Studi di Milano, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra Arditio Desio, Milan, Italy
University College London, Department of Geological Sciences, London, United Kingdom
University of Oxford, Department of Earth Sciences, Oxford, United Kingdom
Volume Title: Cretaceous Research
Source: Cretaceous Research, Vol.51, p.248-259. Publisher: Elsevier, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0195-6671
Note: In English. 62 refs.; illus., incl. charts, sketch maps
Summary: The outcrop of the Marnes Bleues at the Col de Pré-Guittard, 11 km north of the village of Rémuzat in the Départment of Drôme in southeastern France is probably the most intensively studied succession spanning the Aptian/Albian boundary interval. Following the rejection of the proposed GSSP for the base of the Albian Stage (based on the first occurrence of the ammonite Leymeriellla tardefurcata in the section at Le Pillart, Tartonne, Alpes-de-Haute Provence), we re-visit the Pré-Guittard section. A new candidate GSSP defined by the first occurrence of the planktonic foraminifera Microhedbergella renilaevis Huber and Leckie, 2011 is here proposed. This first occurrence is placed in a 100 m section with 28 secondary markers, including calcareous nannofossils, planktonic foraminifera, palynomorphs, an inoceramid bivalve, ammonites, stable carbon isotopes, and local marker beds. The outcrop fulfills most of the physical criteria required of a Global Stratotype Section and Point. Abstract Copyright (2014) Elsevier, B.V.
Year of Publication: 2014
Research Program: DSDP Deep Sea Drilling Project
IPOD International Phase of Ocean Drilling
ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 12 Stratigraphy, Historical Geology and Paleoecology; Albian; Algae; Ammonoidea; Aptian; Atlantic Ocean; Biostratigraphy; Bivalvia; Blake Plateau; C-13; Carbon; Cephalopoda; Clansayesian; Col de Pre-Guittard; Cretaceous; DSDP Site 511; Deep Sea Drilling Project; Drome France; Europe; Exmouth Plateau; Foraminifera; France; IPOD; Indian Ocean; Invertebrata; Isotopes; Kilian; La Motte-Chalancon France; Leg 122; Leg 71; Leymeriella tardefurcata; Lower Albian; Lower Cretaceous; Marnes Bleues; Mesozoic; Microfossils; Microhedbergella; Mollusca; Nannofossils; North Atlantic; ODP Site 763; Ocean Drilling Program; Planktonic taxa; Plantae; Protista; Remuzat France; South Atlantic; Southeastern France; Stable isotopes; Stratigraphic boundary; Stratotypes; Upper Aptian; Vocontian Trough; Western Europe
Coordinates: N443100 N443100 E0051800 E0051800
Record ID: 2015072720
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