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Paleogeography and Paleoenvironment of the Tethyan Realm During the Jurassic Breakup of Pangea

  • Eric Fourcade
  • Jacques Azéma
  • Jean-Paul Bassoullet
  • Fabrizio Cecca
  • Jean Dercourt
  • Raymond Enay
  • René Guiraud

Abstract

To reconstitute the evolution of the paleogeography and paleoenvironments of Tethys from 201 Ma until 135 Ma, five maps at a 1:20,000,000 scale were used, four of which were incorporated into the Tethys Atlas of Dercourt et al. (1993). They are (1) the Late Sinemurian map (unpublished), (2) the Mid-Toarcian (Bassoullet et al., 1993), (3) the Callovian (Enay et al., 1993), (4) the Early Kimmeridgian (Cecca et al., 1993), and (5) the Late Tithonian (Fourcade et al., 1991a, 1993). The first and last show periods of relatively low sea level, whereas the three others correspond to periods of relatively high sea level.

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Carbonate Platform Northern Margin Deep Basin Continental Environment Canning Basin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric Fourcade
    • 1
  • Jacques Azéma
    • 1
  • Jean-Paul Bassoullet
    • 1
  • Fabrizio Cecca
    • 1
  • Jean Dercourt
    • 1
  • Raymond Enay
    • 2
  • René Guiraud
    • 3
  1. 1.CNRS URA 1761, Département de Géologie SédimentaireUniversité Pierre et Marie CurieParisFrance
  2. 2.URAMUniversité Lyon 1VilleurbanneFrance
  3. 3.Faculté des SciencesUniversité d’AvignonAvignonFrance

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