LATE QUATERNARY DEEP-SEA CORALS (ANTHOZOA: SCLERACTINIA) FROM THE ARGENTINE CONTINENTAL MARGIN

Authors

  • Ricardo Garberoglio Instituto de Estudios Andinos Don Pablo Groeber, UBA- CONICET. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • M. Sofía Plastani Departamento de Ciencias Geológicas, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0477-6573
  • Natalia García Chapori Instituto de Estudios Andinos Don Pablo Groeber, UBA- CONICET. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Roberto A. Violante División Geología y Geofísica Marina, Servicio de Hidrografía Naval, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Cecilia Laprida Instituto de Estudios Andinos Don Pablo Groeber, UBA- CONICET. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina / Departamento de Ecología, Genética y Evolución, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5710/AMGH.20.03.2020.3283

Keywords:

Fossil deep-sea corals, Argentinian Continental Margin, Late Quaternary

Abstract

Fossil deep-sea corals have been collected from dredges and sediment cores from the outer shelf and middle slope at the northern Argentine Continental Margin (37º–38º S). They have been identified as Flabellum (F.) thouarsii and Bathelia candida. Both species inhabit nowadays the outer shelf and the upper and middle slope of eastern South American coasts, but they had never been described as fossils. The integration of planktonic foraminiferal assemblages and one accelerator mass spectrometry 14C dating of a fragment of a coral branch belonging to B. candida allowed a precise biostratigraphic and geochronological control, indicating a Late Pleistocene age for the first fossil representatives of this species.

Published

2020-06-30

How to Cite

Garberoglio, R., Plastani, M. S., García Chapori, N., Violante, R. A., & Laprida, C. (2020). LATE QUATERNARY DEEP-SEA CORALS (ANTHOZOA: SCLERACTINIA) FROM THE ARGENTINE CONTINENTAL MARGIN. Ameghiniana, 57(3), 219-234. https://doi.org/10.5710/AMGH.20.03.2020.3283

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