The biostratigraphy of Seaford Head, Sussex, southern England; an international reference section for the basal boundaries for the Santonian and Campanian Stages in chalk facies

Hampton, Matthew J., Bailey, Haydon W., Gallagher, Liam T., Mortimore, Rory N. and Wood, Christopher J. (2007) The biostratigraphy of Seaford Head, Sussex, southern England; an international reference section for the basal boundaries for the Santonian and Campanian Stages in chalk facies Cretaceous Research, 28 (1). pp. 46-60. ISSN 0195-6671

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Abstract

Results of detailed microfaunal and nannofaunal analyses of the Seaford Head section of Sussex, southern England, are summarised and calibrated with the microfaunal recovery and detailed lithostratigraphy. The nannofossil events identified are discussed and compared with results from comparative sections on the Isle of Wight and in Kent, Norfolk, Germany and the North Sea basin. A calibration between nannofossil zones proposed by Burnett (1998), the foraminiferid zones of Hart et al. (1989) and macrofossil zones is discussed and refined. The Coniacian-Campanian microfaunal distribution is also described at a subzonal level.

Item Type:Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Biostratigraphy; lithostratigraphy; calcareous nannofossils; micropalaeontology; macrofossils; chalk; Coniacian; Santonian; Campanian
Subjects:F000 Physical Sciences > F600 Geology
DOI (a stable link to the resource):10.1016/j.cretres.2006.05.025
Faculties:Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Environment and Technology > Applied Geosciences
ID Code:1885
Deposited By:editor environment
Deposited On:25 Jan 2008
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