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Late Permian to Early Triassic transition in central and NE Spain: biotic and sedimentary characteristics

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Alfredo Arche
Alfredo Arche
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Jose López-Gómez
Jose López-Gómez
Instituto de Geología Económica, C.S.I.C.-U.C.M., Facultad de Geología, Universidad Complutense
Jose Antonio Novais s/n, 28040 Madrid, Spain
aarche@geo.ucm.es
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Published:
January 01, 2006

Abstract

The Late Permian to Early Triassic (P/T) transition represents one of the most important Phanerozoic mass extinction episodes. Data from this transitional period are very scarce in continental basins, and reliable correlation with marine series is still a matter of debate. In this paper, information on the P/T transition in the continental series of central and NE Spain and the Balearic Islands is presented and compared with some coeval western European basins. The Iberian Ranges sections contain detailed information on the P/T transition, with sediments interpreted as alluvial fans, sandy and gravelly braided rivers and high sinuosity rivers with extensive floodplains, dated by means of pollen and spore assemblages. However, the fossil record contains two barren intervals throughout the study area, one in the Late Permian (Thuringian) and another during the latest Permian to Early Triassic. The possible causes of these gaps include the very likely relationship with the emplacement of the basaltic large igneous provinces (LIP) of SE China and western Siberia during this period of time.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

Non-Marine Permian Biostratigraphy and Biochronology

Spencer G. Lucas
Spencer G. Lucas
New Mexico Museum of Natural History, USA
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Giuseppe Cassinis
Giuseppe Cassinis
Universitfi di Pavia, Italy
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Joerg W. Schneider
Joerg W. Schneider
TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
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Geological Society of London
Volume
265
ISBN electronic:
9781862395138
Publication date:
January 01, 2006

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