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Late Cretaceous Reefal Platform Development in the Northeastern Pyrénées, France

M. Bilotte
M. Bilotte
Stratigraphie Sequentielle et Micropaleontologie Universite Paul-Sabatier Toulouse, France
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January 01, 1993


Name: Upper Cretaceous Mouthoumet cover

Author: M. Bilotte

Location: From 42° 50' to 56' north latitude and 2° 15' to 45' east longitude, Corbières, Aude, France

Geologic time interval: Late Cretaceous, Cenomanian-Santonian

Tectonic-sedimentary setting: Passive margin

Basin type: Epeiric shelf

Paleoclimate: Probably tropical

Platform type: Ramps and rimmed platforms

Platform geometry: 450 m thick landward; 1000 m thick basinward; 15 km wide and 40 km long

Facies and fossils: Fine- to coarse-grained carbonates, abundant shales and sandstones. Pelagic and benthic foraminifera, algae, molluscs (cephalopods and rudists), and corals

Systems tracts: Fluvial, deltaic, lagoon, shelf margin, basin

Stacking patterns: Aggradational, retrogradational, progradational parasequence sets

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AAPG Memoir

Cretaceous Carbonate Platforms

J. A. Toni Simo
J. A. Toni Simo
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Robert W. Scott
Robert W. Scott
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Jean-Pierre Masse
Jean-Pierre Masse
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
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January 01, 1993




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