Tethys Atlas of Paleoenvironmental Maps

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Atlas Tethys

Atlas with 14 maps (2 sheets for each time period from the Aptian onwards, 21 sheets in total) and 1 volume of EXPLANATORY NOTES explaining the 14 main stages (text in English with a summary in French)
The set of maps (folded) and the explanatory notes are contained in an A4 box (weight 3.6 Kg). Published in 1993

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Atlas Tethys

This landmark work presents a revised kinematic reconstruction of the Tethyan plates and microplates from the Middle Permian to the Late Miocene, covering the following stages over a period of about 260 million years:

Murghabian, Anisian, Canian, Toarcian, Callovian, Kimmeridgian, Tithonian, Aptian, Cenomanian, Maastrichtian, Lutetian, Rupelian, Burdigalian and Tortonian.
Paleolatitudes are indicated on each map using a grid.

Atlas Tethys
The strengths of this document are

- Updated map of the break-up of Pangea
- The geodynamic context: accretionary axes, subduction zones, back arcs, paleopositions of the continents, etc.
- Environmental features divided into 15 different types covering oceans, platforms, sub-series areas.
- The facies (18 categories) are superimposed as appropriate (field or survey data).
- As a result, facts are clearly separated from assumptions. The maps also show minerals of economic interest (coal, phosphate, bauxite, gold).

Atlas Tethys

Ce document est le résultat de l’effort coordonné de 120 géologues universitaires de différents pays et travaillant dans un certain nombre d’institutions internationales. Des recherches sur le terrain et des analyses corrélatives ont été menées dans des régions cruciales (Guatemala, Vénézuela, Maroc, Tunisie, Hongrie, Roumanie, Bulgarie, Turquie, Caucase, Georgie, Thailande et l’Indonésie.

Tout au long des cinq années qui a duré ce programme, les institutions suivantes ont soutenu ce vaste travail de recherche : British Petroleum, Elf Aquitaine, Total, Shell, l’Institut Français du Pétrole, IFREMER, le BRGM (Service géologique national), le CNRS et l’Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris).

The publishers:

- Professor Jean DERCOURT (Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris). Member of the Académie des Sciences, Vice-President of the Academia Europea, Honorary President of the Commission of the Geological Map of the World. Born in 1935, field geologist, specialist in the geology of the Eastern Mediterranean and Western Canada. Since 1970, he has devoted part of his research to paleogeography.

- Dr. Luc-Emmanuel RICOU, CNRS Research Director at Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris). Editor of Geodynamica Acta (Masson, Paris). Born in 1938, field geologist, his research work focuses on the tectonics of the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

- Bruno VRIELYNCK. CNRS researcher at the Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris). Born in 1951, field geologist and palaeontologist, specialised in conodonts. Since 1987, he has been responsible for the digitisation of palaeontological, stratigraphic and palaeoenvironmental data for the UPMC research programmes.

Atlas Tethys

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