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The stratigraphy of the youngest part of the Kimmeridge Clay Formation (Upper Jurassic)\ud of the Dorset type area

By Ramues Gallois and Steve Etches

Abstract

The lithostratigraphy of the youngest part of the Kimmeridge Clay of the stratotype section at Houns-tout/Chapman's Pool in south Dorset is described in detail for the first time, and is the correlated with other current exposures in south Dorset and with borehole sequences in more distant areas. The stratotype section, albeit deeply weathered in part, is the only complete succession in Britain through this late Jurassic interval. It remains of key importance to international correlation of the Boreal, Sub-boreal and Tethyan faunal provinces at this stratigraphical level and to the resolution of the debate concerning the boundaries of the Kimmeridgian, Tethyan and Bolonian stages

Publisher: Elsevier
Year: 2001
DOI identifier: 10.1016/S0016-7878(01)80025-0
OAI identifier: oai:nora.nerc.ac.uk:9120

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