Barremian-Albian (Lower Cretaceous) Rudist Chronostratigraphy, Caribbean Province North America

  • Robert ScottEmail author
  • Whitney Campbell
  • Brian Diehl
  • Xin Lai
  • Allison Porter
  • Yulun Wang
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The Bivalvia Family Caprinuloideidae in the North American Caribbean Province defines seven Barremian-Albian biozones. This rudist clade diversified from one early Barremian species into six assemblages with a total of thirty-two species. The early Aptian and middle Albian assemblages experienced extinction following OAEs 1a, 1b and 1c. Each associated with terrigenous flooding cycles. The latest Albian assemblage was followed by OAE 1d and flooding by an early Cenomanian terrigenous depositional system.


Caprinuloideidae biozones Early Cretaceous Comanchean Texas-Mexico 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Scott
    • 1
    Email author
  • Whitney Campbell
    • 2
  • Brian Diehl
    • 1
  • Xin Lai
    • 3
  • Allison Porter
    • 1
  • Yulun Wang
    • 4
  1. 1.University of TulsaTulsaUSA
  2. 2.Laredo PetroleumTulsaUSA
  3. 3.Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration & Development-LangfangHebeiChina
  4. 4.School of GeologyOklahoma State UniversityStillwaterUSA

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