Skip navigation
Por favor, use este identificador para citar o enlazar este ítem:

Título: Agglutinated encrusting foraminifers from the Agua de la Mula Member (Agrio Formation, Neuquén Basin - Argentina): paleoecological and paleoenvironmental implications.
Autor(es): Caratelli, Martina
Archuby, Fernando Miguel
Pignatti, Johannes
Fecha de publicación: 2020
Revista: 2nd Palaeontological Virtual Congress
Resumen: A new fauna consisting of agglutinated encrusting foraminifers has been collected from several nodular levels in the upper Hauterivian-lower Barremian Agua de la Mula Member of the Agrio Formation (Patagonia, Argentina). The study foraminifers come from two stratigraphic sections in the Neuquén Basin and show affinities with the genera Haddonia Chapman, 1898, Alpinophragmium Flügel, 1967, Bdelloidina Carter, 1877 and Coscinophragma Thalmann, 1951. Provisionally, the new specimens are considered to differ from the above-mentioned genera, but they remain in open nomenclature. One or more specimens are clustered around bioclastic nuclei of cerebroidal sub-spherical nodules, forming columnar and circum- granular ‘microbuildups’. The nodules occur both separated from each other in a fine-grained siliciclastic matrix as well as forming larger moundlike accumulations of up to 2 meters in thickness. The encrusting foraminifers-bearing deposits consist of bioclastic sandstone, allochemic mudrock and micritic rudstone, and are embedded into an alternation of condensed bioclastic sandstone and grey/dark marly clay. The latter has been earlier interpreted as alternating couplets of sixth-order Milankovitch precession-driven cycles, named starvation/dilution sequences. These couplets are characterised by a switch from very low to high sedimentation rates, as recorded by deposition of condensed beds and siliciclastic intervals respectively. Semiquantitative analysis by Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) was performed in order to characterise the morphology and test mineralogy of the specimens. A preliminary study on the type of growth of the ‘microbuildups’ allows us to corroborate previous interpretations of low oxygen conditions and of a lowered rate of terrigenous input for the analysed interval.
Otros enlaces:
Aparece en las colecciones: Objetos de conferencia

Archivos en este ítem:
Archivo Descripción Tamaño Formato  
2020_2nd_PVC_Caratelli et al.pdf734,93 kBAdobe PDFVisualizar/Abrir

Este documento es resultado del financiamiento otorgado por el Estado Nacional, por lo tanto queda sujeto al cumplimiento de la Ley N° 26.899

Este ítem está sujeto a una licencia Creative Commons Licencia Creative Commons Creative Commons