Distribution of Cretaceous and early Danian planktonic foraminifera in ODP Hole 119-738C (Table 1), supplement to: Huber, Brian T (1991): Maestrichtian planktonic foraminifer biostratigraphy and the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary at Hole 738C, Kerguelen Plateau (Southern Indian Ocean). In: Barron, J; Larsen, B; et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 119, 451-465Brian T Huber
A biostratigraphically complete upper Maestrichtian-Danian sequence was recovered at ODP Leg 119 Site 738 on the southern Kerguelen Plateau (62°S). Planktonic foraminifers are abundant and well to moderately preserved in all upper Maestrichtian samples to within 6 cm of the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary, where foraminifers are rare and poorly preserved due to increased sediment lithification. Lowermost Danian samples are also poorly preserved, but specimen abundance is sufficient for preliminary quantitative biostratigraphic analysis. Despite the poor foraminifer...
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