Summary of east Gondwanan conodont data through the Ireviken Event at Boree Creek

Andrew Simpson, David Mathieson, Jiri Frýda, Barbora Frýdová

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Abstract

The Ireviken Event was the first Middle Paleozoic event consisting of synchronised faunal, isotopic and facies change to be recognised. An analysis of the conodont faunas throughout the Boree Creek/Borenore Limestone succession in the central western region of the Tasman fold belt of New South Wales (Australia) revealing all five conodont zones that comprise the event is presented. While some zonal boundaries are precise, allowing direct comparison of stratigraphic intervals on other paleo-continents, some can only be approximated. Conodont data from pre-Ireviken Event strata, in contrast, only permit the identification of a broad Telychian chronology. The identification of Wenlock post-Ireviken Event conodont zones is incomplete due to lithological variability, namely the presence of tuffaceous beds near the top of the formation and an unconformity between the Boree Creek and overlying Borenore Limestone. The Boree Creek Formation contains the only example of the Ireviken Event discovered to date from the Tasman fold belt of eastern Gondwanaland.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)512-523
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Earth Science
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021

Keywords

  • Boree Creek
  • conodonts
  • eastern Gondwanaland
  • extinction
  • Ireviken Event
  • Silurian

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