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Hollis, Christopher J (2002): Paleocene radiolarian distribution and biostratigraphy from offshore eastern New Zealand. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Hollis, CJ (2002): Biostratigraphy and paleoceanographic significance of Paleocene radiolarians from offshore eastern New Zealand. Marine Micropaleontology, 46(3-4), 265-316,

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A 100-m-thick Paleocene sequence of mainly pelagic sediments at ODP Site 1121, on the eastern flanks of the Campbell Plateau, contains few to common radiolarians of relatively low diversity in the lower 40 m (Early to early Late Paleocene) and abundant, diverse radiolarian assemblages in the upper 60 m (mid-Late Paleocene). The 150 taxa recorded from the entire Paleocene interval are thought to under-represent the actual species diversity by at least one half as many morphotypes have not been differentiated below the level of genus. Assemblages in the lower 40 m are similar to those described from onland New Zealand and DSDP Site 208 (northern Lord Howe Rise); they are correlated with South Pacific radiolarian zones RP4 and RP5. Assemblages in the upper 60 m differ from other known Late Paleocene assemblages in the great abundance of plagiacanthids and cycladophorids. Similarities are noted with later Cenozoic cool-water assemblages. This upper interval is correlated with South Pacific zone RP6, as revised herein, based on comparison with faunas from Site 208 and Marlborough, New Zealand. The interval is also correlated with the upper part of North Atlantic zone RP6 (RP6b-c) based on the presence of Aspis velutochlamydosaurus, Plectodiscus circularis and Pterocodon poculum. Other species, such as Buryella tetradica and Buryella pentadica, are valuable for local correlation but exhibit considerable diachroneity between the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans. An age model for the Paleocene interval at Site 1121, based on well-constrained nannofossil and radiolarian datums, indicates that the rate of compacted sediment accumulation doubles from 15 to 30 mm/ka at the RP5/RP6 zonal boundary. In large part this is due to a sudden and pronounced increase in accumulation rates for all siliceous fossils; radiolarians and larger diatoms increase from <100 to >10 000 specimens/cm2/ka. This apparent increase in biosiliceous productivity is age-equivalent to a mid-Paleocene cooling event (57-59 Ma) identified from global stable isotope records that is associated with the heaviest delta13C values for the entire Cenozoic.
Median Latitude: -16.359157 * Median Longitude: -162.042614 * South-bound Latitude: -50.897933 * West-bound Longitude: 115.535000 * North-bound Latitude: 40.360800 * East-bound Longitude: -51.663300
Date/Time Start: 1971-01-19T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1998-09-04T10:45:00
122-761 * Latitude: -16.737333 * Longitude: 115.535000 * Date/Time Start: 1988-07-19T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1988-07-25T00:00:00 * Elevation: -2179.0 m * Penetration: 732.9 m * Recovery: 281.2 m * Location: South Indian Ridge, South Indian Ocean * Campaign: Leg122 * Basis: Joides Resolution * Device: Composite Core (COMPCORE) * Comment: 67 cores; 732.9 m cored; 0 m drilled; 38.4% recovery
15-152 * Latitude: 15.878700 * Longitude: -74.607800 * Date/Time: 1971-01-19T00:00:00 * Elevation: -3899.0 m * Penetration: 477 m * Recovery: 58.9 m * Location: Caribbean Sea/CONT RISE * Campaign: Leg15 * Basis: Glomar Challenger * Device: Drilling/drill rig (DRILL) * Comment: 24 cores; 211 m cored; 0 m drilled; 27.9 % recovery
181-1121 * Latitude: -50.897933 * Longitude: 176.997700 * Date/Time Start: 1998-09-01T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1998-09-04T00:00:00 * Elevation: -4490.0 m * Penetration: 148.1 m * Recovery: 96.2 m * Location: South Pacific Ocean * Campaign: Leg181 * Basis: Joides Resolution * Device: Composite Core (COMPCORE) * Comment: 18 cores; 148.1 m cored; 0 m drilled; 65% recovery
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