Abstract

Most oceanic anoxic events (OAEs) took place during the middle part of the Cretaceous and the Late Hauterivian probably recorded the first anoxic event within this peculiar time interval. The so-called Faraoni event (~131 Ma) was initially defined as a short-lived anoxic event restricted to the Mediterranean domain. Since its recognition, numerous geochemical studies were conducted on the Faraoni event and new occurrences of this event were suggested outside the Tethyan domain. This paper presents an update on the Late Hauterivian Faraoni event and examines if this event agrees with the definition of OAEs.

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