Mixed Siliciclastic and Carbonate Platform of Albian–Cenomanian Age from the Iberian Basin, Spain
A. García, M. Segura, J. F. García-Hidalgo, B. Carenas, 1993. "Mixed Siliciclastic and Carbonate Platform of Albian–Cenomanian Age from the Iberian Basin, Spain", Cretaceous Carbonate Platforms, J. A. Toni Simo, Robert W. Scott, Jean-Pierre Masse
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Name: Iberian basin
Authors: A. Garcia, M. Segura, J. F. García-Hidalgo, and B. Carenas
Location: From 42° to 39° 30' north latitude and 3° 30' west to 1° east longitude, Iberian Range, eastern Iberian Peninsula
Geologic time interval: Late Albian (Simplorbitolina conulus) to middle Cenomanian (Praealveolina cretacea)
Tectonic-sedimentary setting: Platform developed in the conjunction of the Iberian aulacogen with the eastern Tethyan margin of the Iberian plate
Basin type: Pericontinental to peri-epicontinental
Paleoclimate: Not well known, probably warm and humid
Platform type: Shallow, open platform; margin not preserved in outcrop.
Platform geometry: Irregular sedimentary prism 300 × 300 km; thicknesses range from 50 to 500 m
Facies and fossils: Intertidal to shallow shelf carbonates and marls. Littoral and continental shales and sandstones. Intertidal areas characterized by stromatolites; shelfal areas by foramol association (benthic foraminifera, pelecypods, gastropods, and echinoderm fragments).
Systems tracts: Fluvial, littoral, shallow shelf
Stacking patterns: Mainly aggradational