Paleotemperature reconstructions from high Late Jurassic paleolatitudes, supplement to: Price, Gregory D; Sellwood, B W (1997): "Warm" palaeotemperatures from high Late Jurassic palaeolatitudes (Falkland Plateau): Ecological, environmental or diagenetic controls? Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 129(3-4), 315-327Gregory D Price & B W Sellwood
Oxygen and carbon isotopes have been determined from Late Jurassic (Oxfordian-Tithonian) belemnites and inoceramid bivalves from two Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP) sites located on the Falkland Plateau. Mean belemnite delta18O values, derived from well preserved skeletal material, were -1.29‰ from DSDP site 330 and -1.45‰ from DSDP site 511. Assuming a seawater SMOW value of -1.0‰, mean palaeotemperatures calculated from the oxygen isotopic composition are 17.2°C and 17.9°C, respectively. The inoceramid bivalves yielded much...
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