Université de Neuchâtel

New data on the age of the installation of Urgonian-type carbonates along the northern Tethyan margin : biostratigraphy of the Chopf Member (Helvetic Alps, eastern Switzerland) = Données nouvelles sur la datation de l'installation des calcaires urgoniens le long de la marge nord-téthysienne : biostratigraphie du membre du Chopf (nappes Helvétiques, Suisse orientale)

Bodin, Stéphane ; Vermeulen, Jean ; Godet, Alexis ; Föllmi, Karl B.

In: Comptes Rendus Geosciences, 2006, vol. 338, no. 10, p. 727-733

The Chopf Member is a glauconitic, phosphate-bearing succession that occurs in the distal part of the Helvetic Alps (eastern Switzerland). The recent discovery of age-diagnostic ammonites within this horizon allows for its attribution to the lower part of the Gerhardtia sartousiana zone (middle Late Barremian). This new age corresponds to a maximal age for the onset of the Schrattenkalk Fm. in...