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Differential transportation and deposition of terrestrial biomarkers in middle Eocene fluvial to estuarine environments, Hokkaido, Japan

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Title: Differential transportation and deposition of terrestrial biomarkers in middle Eocene fluvial to estuarine environments, Hokkaido, Japan
Authors: Inoue, Takeshi Browse this author
Suzuki, Noriyuki Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Hasegawa, Hitoshi Browse this author
Saito, Hiroyuki Browse this author
Keywords: Terrestrial biomarkers
Vegetation
Diterpenoids
Oleanoids
Perylene
Eocene coal
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2012
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Journal Title: International Journal of Coal Geology
Volume: 96-97
Start Page: 39
End Page: 48
Publisher DOI: 10.1016/j.coal.2012.03.001
Abstract: Higher plants constitute a significant portion of sedimentary organic matter in middle Eocene fluvial-floodplain-estuarine sedimentary rocks exposed in the Bibai region of central Hokkaido, Japan. The differential transportation and deposition of terrestrial biomarkers were studied in this area. The distribution of higher plant and fungal biomarkers in the Bibai non-marine sedimentary rocks was constrained by sedimentary facies and lithology. Claystones and siltstones lacking coaly fragments tended to be rich in angiosperm biomarkers, whereas coal and coaly mudstones were comparatively rich in gymnosperm biomarkers. Perylene, a possible fungal biomarker, was detected in fine-grained floodplain deposits. Facies and lithologic controls on terrestrial biomarker distribution can be attributed to the differential transportation and deposition of organic debris and degradation products derived from higher plants and fungi. Redox potential of the depositional environment is another important factor for the formation and preservation of terrestrial aromatic biomarkers. Reconstruction of land-based paleovegetation from terrestrial biomarkers in non-marine sediments requires careful consideration of the differential transportation and preservation of precursory terrestrial organic compounds.
Type: article (author version)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2115/49670
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