Javascript is not activated in your browser. This website needs javascript activated to work properly.
You are here

Impact of the Silurian Ireviken Event on polychaete faunas: new insights from the Viki drill core, western Estonia

  • Petra Tonarova
  • Olle Hints
  • Mats Eriksson
Publishing year: 2014
Language: English
Pages: 270-274
Publication/Series: GFF
Volume: 136
Issue: 1
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Abstract english

The impact of the Llandovery-Wenlock Ireviken Event (IE) on the jawed polychaete faunas is explored in this study, based on new data on scolecodonts from the Viki drill core of western Estonia. A distinct faunal reorganisation is observed, with the most abrupt changes recorded between datum points 4 and 6 of the IE, which coincides with the major turnover interval of other fossil groups. Based on what is now known, polychaetaspids and mochtyellids suffered most severely during the event, whereas the members of other families seem to have been less affected.


  • Geology
  • Ireviken Event
  • Silurian
  • scolecodonts
  • polychaetes
  • Estonia


  • ISSN: 2000-0863
Mats Eriksson
E-mail: mats [dot] eriksson [at] geol [dot] lu [dot] se


Lithosphere and Biosphere Science

+46 46 222 96 02