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Foraminifera, calcareous algae and rugose corals in Brigantian (late Visean) limestones in NE Ireland

P. Cozar, H. E. A. Somerville and I. D. Somerville
Foraminifera, calcareous algae and rugose corals in Brigantian (late Visean) limestones in NE Ireland
Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society (November 2005) 55, Part 4: 287-300

Abstract

Upper Visean rocks in the Kingscourt, Armagh and Cookstown areas of NE Ireland are dated using foraminifera, calcareous algae and rugose corals, and new positions are proposed for the Asbian/Brigantian and early/late Brigantian boundaries. Of particular interest are assemblages of foraminifera and calcareous algae from the Poulmore Scarp section (Kingscourt), which is now recognized as the only section in Ireland to be composed of platform carbonates of latest Brigantian age. This late Brigantian section is correlated with the interval from the Three Yard Limestone to the Great Limestone in northern England.


ISSN: 0044-0604
EISSN: 2041-4811
Coden: PYGSAB
Serial Title: Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society
Serial Volume: 55, Part 4
Title: Foraminifera, calcareous algae and rugose corals in Brigantian (late Visean) limestones in NE Ireland
Affiliation: CSIC-Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Departamento de Paleontologia, Madrid, Spain
Pages: 287-300
Published: 200511
Text Language: English
Publisher: Yorkshire Geological Society, Leeds, United Kingdom
References: 44
Accession Number: 2006-036372
Categories: Stratigraphy
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. geol. sketch map, strat. col.
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Secondary Affiliation: University College Dublin, IRL, Ireland
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 200620
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