The senonian succession in israel-Lithostratigraphy, biostratigraphy and sea level changes

A. Flexer, A. Honigstein

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Abstract

Senonian rocks in Israel consist predominantly of homogenous chalk containing abundant nanno- and micro-fauna as well as horizons rich in megafossils. A synthesis of all available faunal data for the Senonian of Israel and the Levant indicates a series of transgressions and regressions. The sea level fluctuations are compared to the known global sea level data for the Senonian. A good correspondence is established between Israel and the global pattern throughout the entire interval with the exception of the Maastrichtian.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-312
Number of pages10
JournalCretaceous Research
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1984

Keywords

  • Biostratigraphy
  • Israel
  • Lithostratigraphy
  • Mount Scopus Group
  • Sea-level changes
  • Senonian

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