Articles | Volume 11, issue 4
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21 Jul 2020
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A reconstruction of Iberia accounting for Western Tethys–North Atlantic kinematics since the late-Permian–Triassic

Paul Angrand, Frédéric Mouthereau, Emmanuel Masini, and Riccardo Asti

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We study the Iberian plate motion, from the late Permian to middle Cretaceous. During this time interval, two oceanic systems opened. Geological evidence shows that the Iberian domain preserved the propagation of these two rift systems well. We use geological evidence and pre-existing kinematic models to propose a coherent kinematic model of Iberia that considers both the Neotethyan and Atlantic evolutions. Our model shows that the Europe–Iberia plate boundary was made of two rift systems.