Darriwilian (Middle Ordovician) chemostratigraphy linked to graptolite, conodont and trilobite biostratigraphy in the Fågelsång-3 drill core, Scania, Sweden
Summary, in English
subdivided into four conodont zones. The δ13Corg chemostratigraphy, which has been established through the entire drill core based on 120 closely spaced samples, shows a somewhat subdued development of the middle Darriwilian Isotope Carbon Excursion (MDICE), which is dated in terms of graptolite biostratigraphy. The Fågelsång isotope curve is correlated with a closely similar δ13Ccarb curve from a coeval, apparently stratigraphically essentially continuous, succession at Kårgärde in south-central Sweden, which previously has been subdivided into 13 conodont zones and subzones. For the first time, these conodont zonal units can be calibrated with Fågelsång graptolite zones using δ13Corg chemostratigraphy. The several new results of this study are expected to be useful for assessing biostratigraphic relations between units in shale and carbonate facies in Baltoscandia and elsewhere in the world.
- Baltoscandia; conodonts; graptolites; biostratigraphy; chemostratigraphy; Middle Ordovician
- ISSN: 2000-0863