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The Devonian/Carboniferous boundary in Sardinia (Italy)

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Abstract

In Sardinia (Italy) two sections, located in the southeastern part of the island, expose the Devonian/Carboniferous Boundary: the Monte Taccu Section and the Bruncu Bullai section. Both expose limestones from the middle Famennian to the lower Tournaisian Siphonodella jii Zone. The limestone sequence is interrupted by a thin level of shales representing the Hangenberg Event. Data on conodont biostratigraphy and magnetic susceptibility across the Devonian/Carboniferous Boundary are here summarised and reviewed.

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Acknowledgements

This research was partly supported by Cagliari University grants (PRID, FIR, and FdS-RAS funding F72F16003080002). We acknowledge useful comments on the manuscript by Catherine Girard, Tomas Kumpan, and the handling editor Markus Aretz. This paper is a contribution to IGCP Project n. 652 “Reading time in Paleozoic sedimentary Rock”.

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Corradini, C., Mossoni, A., Corriga, M.G. et al. The Devonian/Carboniferous boundary in Sardinia (Italy). Palaeobio Palaeoenv (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12549-019-00411-5

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Keywords

  • Devonian/Carboniferous boundary
  • Hangenberg event
  • Sardinia
  • Conodonts
  • Magnetic susceptibility