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TitreConodonts from the Carnian-Norian boundary (Upper Triassic) of Black Bear Ridge, northeastern British Columbia, Canada
AuteurOrchard, M J
SourceGeological Society of America, Abstracts With Programs 2014.
Année2014
Séries alt.Secteur des sciences de la Terre, Contribution externe 20140179
RéunionGeological Society of America Annual Meeting; Vancouver; CA; Octobre 19-22, 2014
Documentpublication en série
Lang.anglais
Mediapapier
Formatspdf
ProvinceColombie-Britannique
SNRC94B
Lat/Long OENS-123.5000 -123.0000 56.2500 56.0000
SujetsTrias supérieur; Carnien; Norien; conodontes; fossiles; biostratigraphie; stratigraphie paléontologique; paléontologie; Mésozoïque; Trias
ProgrammeBassin de Sverdrup de l'ouest de l'Arctique, GEM2 : La géocartographie de l'énergie et des minéraux
Résumé(disponible en anglais seulement)
Conodonts from the Carnian-Norian Boundary (CNB) interval at the Global Stratigraphic Section and Point (GSSP) candidate section at Black Bear Ridge (BBR), British Columbia, Canada, include five new genera (Acuminatella, Kraussodontus, Parapetella, Primatella, Quadralella), 75 new named taxa, 31 more in open nomenclature, and 43 new morphotypes. These elements and others display progressive morphogenesis through the strata of the Ludington and Pardonet formations, which represent a continuous Upper Triassic slope-basin succession developed at the western edge of Pangea.

Two conodont zones and nine subzones are defined for the interval, in ascending stratigraphic order: Carnepigondolella samueli Zone with the subzones of C. eozoae-Kraussodontus ludingtonensis; C. zoae; C. medioconstricta; and C. spenceri; the Primatella primitia Zone with the subzones of Acuminatella sagittale-Parapetella beattyi, A. angusta-Metapolygnathus dylani, A. acuminata-Pa. prominense, M. parvus (three subdivisions), and Primatella conservativa-Norigondolella sp. These strata are capped by the Early Norian Epigondolella quadrata Zone.

Conodont faunal turnovers are identified at the boundary between the samueli and primitia Zones, with the extinction of Carnepigondolella, and between the primitia and quadrata zones, with the extinction of Acuminatella and Primatella. The most significant turnover, however, is within the parvus Subzone where 58 taxa disappear, including all Quadralella, Kraussodontus, and most Parapetella species. The major decline and extinction is also marked by a bloom of diminutive taxa, and the ascendency of the Primatella stock. This turnover falls within a 5 m boundary interval lacking diagnostic ammonoids, but including the first occurrences of Halobia austriaca and Pterosirenites, favoured as Norian indicators, and also a carbon isotope minimum.

Conodont-ammonoid associations from the boundary interval elsewhere show that the entire ¿undated¿ boundary interval at BBR is equivalent to the Macrolobatus Zone. The disappearance of M. parvus and its diminutive associates at the top of the zone mark the closing of the Carnian chapter in conodont evolution, and correspond well to the traditional base of the Norian, i.e., base of the Kerri Zone.
Résumé(Résumé en langage clair et simple, non publié)
Cette présentation donne une description monographique des conodontes du chaînon Black Bear, dans le nord est de la Colombie-Britannique, la section stratigraphique mondiale proposée comme étant la base de l'étage du Norien (Trias supérieur) dans l'échelle de temps internationale. Cinq nouveaux genres, 75 nouveaux taxons nommés, et autant d'autres non officiellement différenciés sont introduits. Leurs relations sur le plan de l'évolution et leur écart stratigraphique permettent de définir neuf nouvelles sous-zones, de même que plusieurs renouvellements fauniques, et leur intégration à d'autres indices fossilifères donne des options concernant l'établissement des limites.
GEOSCAN ID295134