Miocene des Kerguelen

la faune marine du Mont Rond et ses implications geologiques et paleoclimatologiques

Translated title of the contribution: Miocene from Kerguelen: the Mont Rond marine fauna and its geological and palaeoclimatological implications

A. Giret, H. Leyrit, A. Lauriat-Rage, M. Gregoire, R. Carriol, P. Lozouet

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Abstract

In the Cap Mac Lear cliffs, near Mont Rond, lies the most important Kerguelen oceanic deposit of Miocene age. It yields molluscs and crustaceans. Their age has been constrained to the lower and mid-Miocene by isotopic datings of the upper and lower series of basalts. The fossil association presents some similarities with the Miocene to present New-Zealand fauna, which is a result of the establishment of the circumpolar stream. Nevertheless, the question of its sudden disappearance from Kerguelen seashores may be evidenced by the palaeoclimatic data which have been obtained both in New Zealand and on the Kerguelen plateau. -from English summary

Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)719-726
Number of pages8
JournalComptes Rendus - Academie des Sciences, Serie II: Sciences de la Terre et des Planetes
Volume319
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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