Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Clim. Past, 14, 725–749, 2018
Clim. Past, 14, 725–749, 2018

Research article 08 Jun 2018

Research article | 08 Jun 2018

An assessment of latest Cretaceous Pycnodonte vesicularis (Lamarck, 1806) shells as records for palaeoseasonality: a multi-proxy investigation

Niels J. de Winter et al.


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Short summary
In this work, we apply a range of methods to measure the geochemical composition of the calcite from fossil shells of Pycnodonte vesicularis (so-called honeycomb oysters). The goal is to investigate how the composition of these shells reflect the environment in which the animals grew. Ultimately, we propose a methodology to check whether the shells of pycnodonte oysters are well-preserved and to reconstruct meaningful information about the seasonal changes in the past climate and environment.