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High Cretaceous biostratigraphy at Tercis, south-west France
Hancock, J.M.; Peake, N.B.; Burnett, J.; Dhondt, A.V.; Kennedy, W.J.; Stokes, S.R.B. (1993). High Cretaceous biostratigraphy at Tercis, south-west France. Bull. Kon. Belg. Inst. Natuurwet. Aardwet. = Bull. - Inst. r. sci. nat. Belg., Sci. Terre 63: 133-148
In: Bulletin van het Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen. Aardwetenschappen = Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Sciences de la Terre. KBIN: Brussel. ISSN 0374-6291, more
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Keywords
    Campanian; Cretaceous; Cretaceous, Upper; Maastrichtian; Ammonoidea † [WoRMS]; Bivalvia [WoRMS]; Cephalopoda [WoRMS]; Echinodermata [WoRMS]; Echinoidea [WoRMS]; Inoceramidae Giebel, 1852 † [WoRMS]; Mollusca [WoRMS]; Pteriomorphia [WoRMS]; France, Aquitaine, Landes; Marine
Author keywords
    Campanian, Maastrichtian, inoceramids, ammonites, Echinocorys, nannoplankton, Campanien, Maastrichtien, inocérames

Authors  Top 
  • Hancock, J.M.
  • Peake, N.B.
  • Burnett, J.
  • Dhondt, A.V.
  • Kennedy, W.J.
  • Stokes, S.R.B.

Abstract
    The limestones in Tercis Quarry, Dax (Landes), south-west France expose high Upper Campanian and low Lower Maastrichtian in which ammonites occur and inoceramids and Echinocorys are common. The vertical ranges of these groups, combined with some evidence from other echinoids and the nannoplankton, provide correlations with the Biscay region, eastern England, north Germany and Poland. The appearance at Tercis of the much quoted Maastrichtian indices Hoploscaphites constrictus (J. SOWERBY) and Pachydiscus neubergicus (VON HAUER) is around the middle of the Lower Maastrichtian on the belemnite scale of northern Europe. The base of the Maastrichtian on the belemnite scale has not been fixed with precision in Tercis Quarry, but it must still be higher than the disappearance- level of Globotruncanita calcarata (CUSHMAN).

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