Sequence Stratigraphy and Grade-Dating in the Senonian Series from the South-Pyrenees (Spain), the Sedimentary Record of Eustacy and Tectonics

  • Marie-Jose Fondecave-Wallez
  • Yves Gourinard
  • Pierre Souquet
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 304)


A new stratigraphic procedure that combines sequence stratigraphy and grade dating based on chronometric calibration of Rosita fornicata lineage evolution is applies to the analysis of the South Pyrenean Senonian Basin. These methods give eustatic and biometric curves both constructed according to Haq’s chronology and they permit time-correlations without variations in accuracy. In this way, two kinds of stratigraphic units are recognized and numerically dated from the Senonian-Early Danien in the South-Pyrenean foredeep Basin. These units are: eustatically-controlled depositional sequences; and tectonically-controlled depositional sequence sets.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marie-Jose Fondecave-Wallez
    • 1
  • Yves Gourinard
    • 1
  • Pierre Souquet
    • 2
  1. 1.Lab de Geologie et GeochronologieUniversite Paul-SabatierToulouse, CedexFrance
  2. 2.Lab de Geologie Sedimentaire & PaleontologieUniversite Paul-SabatierToulouse, CedexFrance

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