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Title: Sequence stratigraphy of the Frasnian-Famennian transitional strata: A comparison between south China and southern Belgium
Authors: Muchez, Philippe
Boulvain, F
Dreesen, R
Hou, HF #
Issue Date: Jul-1996
Publisher: Elsevier science bv
Series Title: Palaeogeography palaeoclimatology palaeoecology vol:123 issue:1-4 pages:289-296
Abstract: The sedimentological evolution of the Frasnian-Famennian transitional strata in South China and southern Belgium has been investigated. A similar trend in the deepening and shallowing of the sedimentation environment occurs in the two palaeogeographically distinct areas. The stratigraphic succession has been subdivided into depositional sequences. A general deepening occurs in the Palmatolepis rhenana conodont zone. During the most rapid rise in sea level, a transgressive systems tract formed. This transgressive systems tract is followed by a highstand systems tract in the late P. rhenana zone. A major sequence boundary within the latter zone is indicated by an unconformity in intraplatform and platform areas and by a conformity in the basinal area. The uppermost sediments within the late rhenana zone correspond to a lowstand systems tract. A rapid flooding took place near the base of the Palmatolepis linguiformis zone and dark shales and limestones formed. A second sequence boundary coincides with or is very close to the Frasnian-Famennian boundary (base P. triangularis zone). The global extinction event at the Frasnian-Famennian boundary coincides with an important eustatic fall in sea level. The proposed stratigraphic subdivision should allow worldwide correlations of shallow and deep water deposits.
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ISSN: 0031-0182
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division of Geology
# (joint) last author

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