Latest Jurassic-earliest Cretaceous age for a fossil flora from the Latady Basin, Antarctic Peninsula
Hunter, Morag A.; Cantrill, David J.; Flowerdew, Michael J.. 2006 Latest Jurassic-earliest Cretaceous age for a fossil flora from the Latady Basin, Antarctic Peninsula. Antarctic Science, 18 (2). 261-264. 10.1017/S0954102006000290Full text not available from this repository.
Dating Jurassic terrestrial floras in the Antarctic Peninsula has proved problematic and controversial. Here U–Pb series dating on detrital zircons from a conglomerate interbedded with fossil plant material provide a maximal depositional age of 144 ± 3 Ma for a presumed Jurassic flora. This is the first confirmed latest Jurassic-earliest Cretaceous flora from the Latady Basin, and represents some of the youngest sedimentation in this basin. The presence of terrestrial sedimentation at Cantrill Nunataks suggests emergence of the arc closer to the Latady Basin margin in the south compared to Larsen Basin in the north, probably as a result of the failure of the southern Weddell Sea to undergo rifting.
|Programmes:||BAS Programmes > Antarctic Science in the Global Context (2000-2005) > Antarctica in the Dynamic Global Plate System|
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|Additional Keywords:||Stratigraphy ; Sedimentary rocks ; Biostratigraphy ; Palaeobotany ; U-Pb dating|
|NORA Subject Terms:||Earth Sciences|
|Date made live:||31 Aug 2007 12:59|
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