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Parmales in sediments of Prydz Bay, East Antarctica: a new biofacies and paleoenvironmental indicator of cold water deposition?

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Franklin, DC and Marchant, HJ, Parmales in sediments of Prydz Bay, East Antarctica: a new biofacies and paleoenvironmental indicator of cold water deposition?, Micropaleontology, 41, (1) pp. 89-94. ISSN 0026-2803 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.2307/1485885

Abstract

Siliceous wall plates of two species of Parmales are present in varying abundance in the surficial and downcore sediments of Prydz Bay. These organisms have a dramatically higher abundance and greater species diversity in polar and sub-polarenvironments than is seen in temperate and tropical waters. Based on the finding of abundant and well-preserved walls of these organisms in Antarctic sediments, it is suggest that they represent a useful biofacies and paleoenvironmental marker for deposition from cold water, and a potentially new biostratigraphic tool. -Authors

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geology
Research Field:Palaeontology (incl. Palynology)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Author:Franklin, DC (Mr Franklin)
Author:Marchant, HJ (Dr Harvey Marchant)
ID Code:4297
Year Published:1995
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:IASOS
Deposited On:1995-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-22
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