An Early Cretaceous stratigraphic marker fossil in the High Arctic: The belemnite Arctoteuthis bluethgeni

Peter Alsen, Mads E. Jelby, Kasia K. Sliwinska, Jörg Mutterlose

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    The original description of the large and characteristic belemnite species Arctoteuthis bluethgeni Doyle was based on fragmentary material from a relatively uncertain stratigraphic interval in Kong Karls Land, Svalbard. Recent collection of a belemnite assemblage in the Lower Cretaceous Rurikfjellet Formation on Spitsbergen include numerous complete specimens, allowing a detailed description of the species. With the exception of a specimen reported from Arctic Canada, its distribution is restricted to Svalbard. Its stratigraphic range appears to be restricted to the upper Valanginian - lower Hauterivian from ages obtained from palynostratigraphy. A. bluethgeni is therefore considered to be a useful Lower Cretaceous guide fossil in the Boreal High Arctic.

    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Sider (fra-til)1715-1728
    Antal sider14
    TidsskriftGeological Magazine
    Vol/bind157
    Udgave nummer10
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 1 okt. 2020

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    • Programområde 3: Energiressourcer

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