An Analysis of the Ireviken event in the Boree Creek Formation, New South Wales, Australia

Peter D. Molloy, Andrew J. Simpson*

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    Conodont data from a section through the Boree Creek Formation in New South Wales, the best sequence in Australia extending through the Llandovery–Wenlock boundary, represent strata of the Ireviken Event. A significant number of conodont datum planes within the sequence indicating step-wise extinctions can be recognised and correlated with the sequence through the Visby Beds, in Gotland, Sweden, the most comprehensively analysed Ireviken Event sequence globally. This intercontinental correlation, involving both north and south hemispheres, adds to the data set concerning cyclicity in Silurian marine strata and postulated models concerning causality.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEarth and life
    Subtitle of host publicationglobal biodiversity, extinction intervals and biogeographic perturbations through time
    EditorsJohn A Talent
    Place of PublicationDordrecht ; London
    PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Electronic)9789048134281
    ISBN (Print)9789048134274
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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    NameInternational year of planet Earth


    • Silurian
    • Llandovery
    • Wenlock
    • Australia
    • Boree Creek Formation
    • Conodonts
    • Ireviken Event
    • Stepped extinctions
    • Stratigraphic alignments
    • Cyclicity


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