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Jurassic–Tertiary stratigraphy and palynology of the James Ross Basin: review and introduction

Pirrie, D.; Duane, A.M.; Riding, J.B.. 1992 Jurassic–Tertiary stratigraphy and palynology of the James Ross Basin: review and introduction. Antarctic Science, 4 (03). 259-266. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954102092000427

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Abstract/Summary

A sedimentary sequence, c. 5–6 km thick, extending from the Kimmeridgian–Upper Eocene crops out in the James Ross Island area, northern Antarctic Peninsula. This succession is the most important onshore Late Cretaceous–Tertiary sequence in Antarctica and is probably one of the most significant Cretaceous sequences in the Southern Hemisphere. However, the understanding of the geological and palaeontological evolution of the area has been limited by an incomplete knowledge of the biostratigraphy of this region. Palynological studies are providing a finer resolution biostratigraphical zonation scheme than previously possible. This paper reviews the stratigraphy of the basin fill succession and provides a framework for the papers published in this Special Issue.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954102092000427
ISSN: 0954-1020
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 03 Jan 2018 11:37 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/518852

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