Gervais, Elisabeth (1996): Cretaceous to Quaternary planktonic foraminiferal biostratigraphy of Leg 149, Iberia abyssal plain. Texas A&M University, Ocean Drilling Program, College Station, TX, United States, In: Whitmarsh, Robert B., Sawyer, Dale S., Klaus, Adam, Beslier, Marie-Odile, Collins, Eric S., Comas, Maria Carmen, Cornen, Guy, de Kaenel, Eric, Pinheiro, Luis de Menezes, Gervais, Elisabeth, Gibson, Ian L., Harry, Dennis L., Hobart, Michael A., Kanamatsu, Toshiya, Krawcyzk, Charlotte M., Liu, Li, Lofts, Jeremy C., Marsaglia, Kathleen M., Meyers, Philip A., Milkert, Doris, Milliken, Kitty L., Morgan, Julia K., Ramirez, Pedro, Seifert, Karl E., Shaw, Timothy J., Wilson, Chris, Yin, Chuan, Zhao, Xixi, Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program; scientific results, Iberia abyssal plain; covering Leg 149 of the cruises of the Drilling Vessel JOIDES Resolution; Balboa Harbor, Panama, to Lisbon, Portugal; sites 897-901, 10 March-25 May 1993, 149, 165-192, georefid:2007-088087

This paper presents the results of a biostratigraphic analysis, based on planktonic foraminifers, of Ocean Drilling Program Leg 149 Sites 897- 900 in the Iberia Abyssal Plain, off the coast of Portugal. Dissolution and changes in water-mass temperatures affect the quality of biozonation in some levels of the Pliocene, Miocene, and Paleocene/lower Eocene. Important hiatuses occur in the upper Cretaceous, Paleocene to middle/lower upper? Eocene and uppermost middle to lower upper Miocene in all the sites studied. A major hiatus in Hole 898A, spanning the Pliocene, late Miocene and the latest part of the middle Miocene, could be caused by erosion triggered by climatic cooling and/or erosion connected with middle-late Miocene local tectonic activity.
West: -12.2847 East: -11.3616 North: 40.5019 South: 40.4059
Expedition: 149
Site: 149-897
Site: 149-898
Site: 149-899
Site: 149-900
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