Title page for ETD etd-06162009-063106

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Jahnke, Philip A.
URN etd-06162009-063106
Title Organic-walled microplankton biostratigraphy and paleoecology of the Maastrichtian Prairie Bluff Chalk formation of central and western Alabama
Degree Master of Science
Department Geology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
McLean, Dewey M. Committee Chair
Bambach, Richard K. Committee Member
Gilinsky, Norman L. Committee Member
  • Prairie Bluff Chalk
Date of Defense 1993-04-05
Availability restricted
Marine organic-walled microplankton biostratigraphy of the Maastrichian Prairie Bluff Chalk is documented. A total of 69 dinoflagellate species were identified in the Prairie Bluff Chalk. Samples were studied from three sites in central and western Alabama (Tombigbee River, Millers Ferry, and Braggs). Also included were several samples of the overlying Clayton Formation, and the underlying Ripley Formation.

The species and their stratigraphic ranges were compared with other coeval sections in the U. S. and Europe. Dinoflagellate Zones Va and Vb of Wilson (1974) are recognized in the Prairie Bluff Chalk. This suggests the age of the Prairie Bluff Chalk is restricted to late Maastrichtian. The Prairie Bluff Chalk correlates to the upper Providence Formation of Georgia (Firth 1984); the lower Providence being early Maastrichtian. The basal Clayton Formation may be latest Maastrichtian in age

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