Swiss Journal of Palaeontology

, Volume 138, Issue 2, pp 347–349 | Cite as

Reolid M, Molina JM, Nieto LM and Rodriguez-Tovar FJ (eds): The Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event in the South Iberian Palaeomargin

SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences, Springer International Publishing, 122pp. Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-67210-6. eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-67211-3, 2018
  • Andrea Di Cencio
  • Mohamed AbiouiEmail author
  • Adele Garzarella
Book Review

This is a review of “The Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event in the South Iberian Palaeomargin” edited by Reolid, Molina, Nieto, and Rodriguez-Tovar (2018). The special publications, SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences, are always a pleasure to read and this beautifully-produced book is a delight for researchers interested in the study of major biological and environmental crises. The book deals with one of the most important events of the Lower Jurassic, the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event (T-OAE) which is documented in Jurassic outcrops of the Chain of the Betic Range (Reolid et al. 2018). On over 100 pages, the authors illustrate a very important area of Spain from a geological, palaeontological, and stratigraphical point of view.

The technical details of the work are as follows: the organization of the volume is clear and subdivided into five chapters, each of them with their own reference list. The bibliography is abundant (263 titles) and the book contains fifty-two excellent illustrations,...



We want to thank Editor-in-Chief of the Swiss Journal of Paleontology Dr. Daniel Marty, for his useful suggestions, insightful comments, and review of this manuscript. The view expressed in this review does not necessarily reflect those of their institutions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Geology and Paleontology Technical StudioSan Casciano VP.Italy
  2. 2.Gruppo Avis Mineralogia e Paleontologia ScandicciScandicciItaly
  3. 3.Geosciences and Environment Group, Geology Department, Faculty of SciencesIbn Zohr UniversityAgadirMorocco
  4. 4.Grupul de Cercetare si Educatie Ecologica “Monachus”ConstantaRomania
  5. 5.INGEO, Università “G. D’Annunzio”ChietiItaly

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