Original paper

Kaolinite influx within Paleocene/Eocene boundary strata of western Europe (Extended abstract)

Knox, Robert W. O'B.

Newsletters on Stratigraphy Volume 36 Number 1 (1998), p. 49 - 53

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published: Jan 15, 1998

DOI: 10.1127/nos/36/1998/49

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In the current search for a standard global definition of the Paleocene/Eocene boundary, the interval between the type Thanetian and type Ypresian (the 'Paleocene/Eocene boundary interval') has received particular attention because it includes events that indicate rapid changes in global oceanic and terrestrial environments. These events, which include a negative carbon isotope and oxygen isotope excursion, widespread extinction of oceanic benthic foraminifera and migration of mammal faunas, have been ascribed to a short-term warming of oceanic waters coupled with terrestrial warming (see Thomas & Shackleton 1996).