The Jurassic/Cretaceous boundary in northern Siberia and Boreal-Tethyan correlation of the boundary beds

B. N. Shurygin, O. S. Dzyuba

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Abstract

There is no international consensus regarding the GSSP for the Berriasian, the basal stage of the Cretaceous System. Any of the events discussed by the international expert community can be regarded as a marker of the Jurassic/Cretaceous boundary: a phylogenetic change of taxa, paleomagnetic reversal, or isotopic excursion. However, the problem of identification of this level in Boreal sections can be solvedonly using a combination of data obtained by paleontological and nonpaleontological methods of stratigraphy (bio-, chemo-, magnetostratigraphy, etc.). With any of the accepted markers, the Jurassic/Cretaceous boundary in Siberian sections will be within the upper part of the regional Bazhenovo Horizon. The least interval of the uncertainty of the position of this boundary in Siberian sections will be ensured by the selection of one of two markers: biostratigraphic (base of the Pseudosubplanites grandis Subzone) or magnetostratigraphic (base of the M18r magnetozone).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)652-662
Number of pages11
JournalRussian Geology and Geophysics
Volume56
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2015

Keywords

  • Biostratigraphy
  • Chemostratigraphy
  • Cretaceous
  • Jurassic
  • Lithostratigraphy
  • Magnetostratigraphy
  • Siberia

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