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Palaeogeographical Evolution of the Lusitanian Basin (Portugal) During the Jurassic. Part II: The Slow-to-Fast Transformations of Sedimentary Infilling

  • José Carlos KullbergEmail author
  • Rogério Bordalo da Rocha
  • António Ferreira Soares
  • Luís Vitor Duarte
  • Júlio Fonseca Marques
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)


In this paper we present the first palaeogeographical maps of the Lusitanian Basin during the Jurassic. We also present the methodology used to produce these maps and discuss the close relationship of the temporal and spatial distributions of facies with the sequence of tectonic events in the basin (already discussed in Part I of this study, this volume). One of the main conclusions is that the main bordering N–S-trending faults were the main tectonic structures that conditioned the facies geometry but only during paroxysmal events; during those short intervals, “instant” modifications of the facies geometry occurred. The other main conclusion is that in the time intervals between the paroxysmal events, the structures that conditioned the facies distribution were the main transfer faults, oriented ENE–WSW, and the sedimentary environments gradually rotated from N–S to ENE–WSW.


Lusitanian Basin Jurassic Palaeogeographical maps Palaeoenvironments Gradual facies rotation 



This is a contribution to project PEst-OE/CTE/UI4073/2014.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • José Carlos Kullberg
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Rogério Bordalo da Rocha
    • 1
  • António Ferreira Soares
    • 1
  • Luís Vitor Duarte
    • 3
  • Júlio Fonseca Marques
    • 4
  1. 1.Centro de Investigação em Ciências e Engenharia Geológica (CICEGe), Faculdade de Ciências e TecnologiaUniversidade Nova de LisboaCaparicaPortugal
  2. 2.Departamento de Ciências da Terra, Faculdade de Ciências e TecnologiaUniversidade Nova de LisboaCaparicaPortugal
  3. 3.Departamento de Ciências da Terra, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia e Centro de GeofísicaUniversidade de CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  4. 4.Museu Mineralógico e Geológico, Faculdade de Ciências e TecnologiaUniversidade de CoimbraCoimbraPortugal

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