The record of the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum in the Ager Basin (Central Pyrenees, Spain)

N. MINELLI, V. MANZI, M. ROVERI

Abstract


The sedimentary record straddling the Paleocene/Eocene boundary in the Ager Basin (southern Central Pyrenees) was investigated by combining facies analysis, sequence stratigraphy and stable isotope data, within an interval characterized by a great variability of depositional environments. The occurrence of the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) climatic anomaly is tentatively constrained by analogy with its stratigraphic range in the adjacent Tremp-Graus Basin. The main body of the carbon isotope excursion associated with the PETM may be recorded by lacustrine carbonates characterized by a ~ -3‰ shift in δ13C with respect to analogous deposits of Thanetian age; a similar shift is recorded between in situ and resedimented pedogenic carbonates, a feature that suggests the partial erosion of the P/E boundary in the Ager Basin.


Keywords


PETM. Southern Central Pyrenees. Isotope geochemistry.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1344/105.000002061

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