Université de Neuchâtel

The late Hauterivian Faraoni oceanic anoxic event in the western Tethys: Evidence from phosphorus burial rates

Bodin, Stéphane ; Godet, Alexis ; Föllmi, Karl B. ; Vermeulen, Jean ; Arnaud, Hubert ; Strasser, André ; Fiet, Nicolas ; Adatte, Thierry

In: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 2006, vol. 235, p. 245-264

In the uppermost Hauterivian sediments of the western Tethys, a short-lived anoxic event (Faraoni event) is documented both in the form of an interval enriched in organic matter (pelagic realm) and in a condensed interval enriched in glauconite and phosphate (shelf realm). This latter interval represents the onset of a drowning episode on the Helvetic carbonate platform along the northern tethyan...