MUSEO ARGENTINO DE CIENCIAS NATURALES "BERNARDINO RIVADAVIA"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Evidence for early Pliocene and late Miocene transgressions in southern Patagonia (Argentina): 87Sr/86Sr ages of the pectinid ?Chlamys? actinodes (Sowerby)
DEL RIO, CLAUDIA JULIA; GRIFFIN, MIGUEL; MCARTHUR, JOHN; MARTINEZ, SERGIO; THIRLWALL,M
JOURNAL OF SOUTH AMERICAN EARTH SCIENCES
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Lugar: Amsterdam; Año: 2013 vol. 47 p. 220 - 220
Numerical ages based on 87Sr/86Sr dating of calcitic shells belonging to the pectinid ?Chlamys? actinodes (Sowerby) document the only late Miocene (Tortonian) sea flooding event in the Austral Basin at Cabo Buentiempo (8.95 0.82 Ma, 2 s.e.), and provide evidence of the first documented early Pliocene (Zanclean) transgression in Argentina recorded at Cañadón Darwin (5.15 0.18 Ma, 2 s.e., Austral Basin) and at Terraces of Cerro Laciar (5.10 0.21 Ma, 2 s.e.), southern San Jorge Basin). The sedimentary rocks deposited during the Tortonian are correlated with the youngest beds deposited by the "Entrerriense Sea" that covered northern Patagonia. The Zanclean marine episode is correlated with the long-termcycle represented in the Southern Hemisphere by the flooding events recorded in Cockburn and James Ross Islands (Antarctica) and in North-Central Chile.